The Dallas Cowboys should not be content with where their roster is at when plenty of players that could improve their team are still available. One of those players they should go out and sign is veteran defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.
The Cowboys have struggled with defensive tackle depth over the past few years. Not only would Suh help add depth but he would arguably be the best defensive tackle on the team. Dallas’ front office has spent most of the offseason trying to save money. Moves like trading Amari Cooper and releasing La’el Collins were all in part to free up cap space.
To be exact, the Cowboys currently have $21 million in cap space according to Spotrac. That is more than enough to go sign Suh and other potential starters. At this point in free agency, you can sign most of the available players to one-year deals.
Suh is still a very effective player despite being 35 years old. He has had 6.0 sacks each of the past two seasons and remains a stout run-defender. The Cowboys have gotten gashed by opposing teams run games over the past few years, with the most glaring examples being in the playoffs.
In last year’s wild-card round Dallas gave up 169 yards rushing and 5.4 yards per carry. In the 2018 playoffs, they gave up 273 yards rushing in a loss to the Rams.
The Dallas Cowboys should sign free agent DT Ndamukong Suh before training camp
If Dallas wants to be serious contenders this year, they must address the defensive tackle position. Suh can also be a good mentor for young players like Osa Odighizuwa and Neville Gallimore. Perhaps the best part about Suh is that he is always available. In his 12-year career, the former second-overall pick has missed only two games. This should be a slam-dunk move for the front office.
The frustrating part about Jerry Jones and Co. is that they think their players are so much better than the available free agents when that is simply not the case. They want to draft and develop but their development of defensive tackles in recent years has been poor. It would be wise for the Cowboys to take after the defending Super Bowl champion Rams when it comes to their pursuit of players.
The Rams knew they were in their championship window and went all in to win the Lombardi. Now is the time for Dallas to do the same thing. They must continue to add pieces to their roster in hopes of fully maximizing their championship window. The front office has already missed out on so many potential free agents who would have been great additions. Adding Suh is a win-now move for the Cowboys and if they are serious about contending it needs to be made.