PFF Rank: 39
Emmanuel Ogbah is a player Dallas had their eyes on back in the 2016 Draft. The 6-foot-4 275lbs defensive end hasn’t quite lived up to his potential, but only four seasons into his career, he can still develop into a good player.
In 10 games with the Chiefs last year, Ogbah had 6 tackles for loss, 11 QB hits, 4 hurries, 14 pressures, and 5.5 sacks. He’s a young player who will likely be fairly cheap. If Dallas signed to a modest deal to be rotational piece, he could be a bargain. Additionally, he would give them freedom to spend free agent money elsewhere, like DT
PFF Rank: unranked
Ronald Blair had the misfortune of being stuck on a highly talent defensive line. The soon-to-be free agent from San Francisco ended the season in IR, only playing 199 snaps this season. With his limited number of snaps he didn’t qualify for PFF’s rankings, but his 77.5 score would have ranked him 26th in the NFL last season.
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With zero starts and only nine games played, the 6-foot-4 RDE was productive in his limited time playing this season. He finished the season with 7 tackles for loss, 3 QB hits, 6 hurries, 9 pressures, and 3 sacks. This could be the case of a four-year veteran, who’s been stuck behind other players his entire career, just needing an opportunity to shine. This is the type of player who could be signed on a short-term prove-it deal which could benefit both player and team.
If Robert Quinn is reasonable in his contract demands, he’s the best possible option for Dallas in free agency. But with so many elite rushers hitting the market, values are sure to be found later in free agency when Dallas usually goes bargain hunting.