Tuesday is a big day for the Dallas Cowboys. Veteran linebacker Shaquille Leonard is set to visit with the team, giving both sides a chance to evaluate their potential fit in-person.
While the meeting is set to get underway, some details have already emerged on Leonard's trip to Dallas.
ESPN's Todd Archer report Leonard arrived to the area Monday night to get settled before his visit. Archer then added some insight from the Cowboys' side, as he notes the team "wants to get a feel" for the LB's health, though "the interest is high" prior to their official talk.
It's nice to see Leonard got to Dallas a little early before his meeting with Jerry Jones and company. He certainly could've made a day-of trip, but this readiness shows how serious he's taking this visit.
The stage is set for the Cowboys to add the former All-Pro if this evaluation goes well. It's obvious Leonard's lengthy injury history is on the minds of everyone involved in the decision-making process, though Archer's reveal that interest is already strong speaks to how highly the staff thinks of his talent.
Aside from adding a major reinforcement at a position of need, the pressure is also on Dallas to wrap things up on Tuesday considering Leonard's other interest around the league. Division rival Philadelphia is now in pursuit of Leonard as well following an injury hit to its linebacking corps, which could complicate getting a deal done.
As a result, Jones needs to pull out all the stops to ensure Leonard doesn't leave the building without a signed contract.
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