Dallas Cowboys Free Agents to Target
No. 1: Richard Sherman, CB
There’s a tendency to overvalue veteran players based on their names and reputation rather than how they actually perform in the here and now. And to many Dallas Cowboys fans, that’s the case here. But the Cowboys are in such a bad spot at CB2 this season, even an over-the-hill has-been seems like a good move.
First, we need to recognize the situation: As we discussed a few days ago, the Dallas Cowboys weakest point on defense last season was CB2. It was worse than their safety play, it was worse than their linebacker play and it was even worse than their D-line play. Measurably, nothing was worse.
Did it get significantly better by replacing Chidobe Awuzie with Trevon Diggs and Trevon Diggs with Kelvin Joseph/Nahshon Wright? Probably not. At least not in year one. For more, read the article…
That’s why a one-year stop-gap makes sense. Bringing in Sherman would raise the floor at CB2. It would allow Dallas to move Anthony Brown back to the slot and give the team time to develop the aforementioned rookies.
As we all know, Sherm has a career’s worth of experience playing the Cover 3, a scheme Dallas is expected to lean on heavily. He’d be a plug and play vet who would add knowledge and edge to a very green unit.