For Dallas Cowboys standards, this offseason has been very under-the-radar. There have been a few high profile firings, most notably Defensive Coordinator Rob Ryan, but for the majority of the time since the season ended, the Cowboys have not made much noise. One big splash that could land the Cowboys back on the front pages would be if they were able to acquire former Indianapolis Colts’ defensive end Dwight Freeney. Freeney was recently informed that he would not be brought back to Indy, ending a long and successful tenure playing there.
Freeney would be a major upgrade to the Cowboys’ defense. This would not have fit last season, but now with the Cowboys switching to a 4-3 defense, Freeney would be perfect on the end opposite Demarcus Ware. As seen with other teams such as the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers, having an elite pass rusher on both ends is a major advantage when it comes to getting stops in both the running game and the passing game. The Cowboys have relied on Ware far too much, and as a result he has begun to wear down and succumb to injuries. Though Freeney is approaching the twilight of his career, he most likely has something left in the tank, and a change of scenery could bring it out in him. The Cowboys should pursue him, and get themselves on the front pages for the right reasons.