The tastefully named, Reid, carved out a nice role in 2018 playing 225 snaps as the Cowboys rotational 1-technique defensive tackle. He was aggressive and reliable in this role and will likely be offered the chance to do it again in 2019. At 27 he’s a player still in his physical prime (especially since interior linemen hit their primes later than most) so as long as it’s a short-term deal, he’s low-risk.
Chances to re-sign: 40%
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Datone Jones was a guy I had pretty high expectations for entering the season.
The former first round pick has been cast, miscast, and re-cast multiple times in his NFL career has yet to really find a home at any one place.
The thought was if Jones moves inside in Marinelli’s aggressive 1-gap scheme, he could stand out in a way he rarely did as an edge player seasons before. But injury befell Jones and he never got a chance to prove it.
At age 29, Jones may not be a guy the Dallas Cowboys are interested in taking a shot with again in 2019. Even if he plays for the minimum, he may not be an option now that Dallas hit big with Antwaun Woods and they already have Maliek Collins is entrenched for another season.
Chances to re-sign: 10%
Note: Goeff Swaim free agent article and his fit going forward coming soon…