The starting gun for free agency is fast approaching, and the Cowboys options continue to diminish.
-- At safety, SS prospect Gibril Wilson has signed a five-year deal with the Miami Dolphins. The terms are undisclosed, but five years means Wilson likely got a fair amount, just one year after he pocketed a $16 million signing bonus from Oakland. Wilson is a good but not great safety, and getting two meaty bonuses in two years should prompt Wilson to send his agent on a posh vacation.
Wilson's signing means there are no good young safety prospects available. (He is 27.) Miami's Yeremiah Bell, whom Wilson has likely displaced, turned 30 recently, and Philly's Brian Dawkins is 35.
Dawkins might be had for a decent short-term deal, though he told reporters that his "big money days are probably over." Jerry Jones might be contemplating a move for him, given that he's still productive, but I think it would take a fat short-term deal to get Dawkins to relocate.
-- In Washington, the Redskins have apparently targeted Tennessee DL Albert Haynesworth, and have Chris Canty as a fallback option, according to the Washington Post.
-- In Baltimore, Ray Lewis continues to negotiate with Baltimore, though reports claim the team has made more progress with fellow ILB Bart Scott. We'll know soon enough.