Improving The Edge Game Is Imperative For The Dallas Cowboys Essay

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Improving the edge game is imperative for the Dallas Cowboys
With the free agent shopping spree kick started, some notable impact players have already been inked with new clubs. You can scratch D-linemen Mario Williams, a 4-time Pro Bowler and 1-time All-Pro that’s recorded 10 plus sacks in five of his ten seasons played and DE/DT Malik Jackson, who was a speedy inside force of the Broncos’ vaunted defense off the Cowboys’ list to bolster their D-line. Williams signed with the Dolphins on a 2-year deal that will pay him $8 million in each of them and Jackson broke the bank with the Jaguars, who used their world of cap space (currently have $79,011,096) to sign Jackson on a 6-year, $90 million mega-deal, making him fourth highest paid defensive lineman.

With couple of other highly skilled d-lineman such as DE Jason Pierre-Paul being re-signed by the Giants for 1-year and DE Olivier Vernon getting the transition tag (Cowboys can still offer Vernon a contract that the Dolphins will need to match within seven days to retain him) from the Dolphins, the number of top-tier free agent QB-hunters appear to be evaporating before the Cowboys’ brass takes action in free agency. We know there’s a menacing cloud hovering over the future of Randy Gregory, who will miss the first four games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, and for what it sounds like, Greg Hardy chances of playing another down for the Cowboys looks very slim.

With that in mind, it’s imperative for the…

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