The Cowboys are now looking for true bargains in free agency. Defensive end Kony Ealy was a candidate and visited the Cowboys today, but the two sides were unable to work out a deal.
By the way, the Kony Ealy visit is over. As it stands right now, talks will continue but there doesn't seem to be a rush to get something done. Hopefully everybody can enjoy their day now.— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) April 4, 2018
It looks like they will continue to monitor the situation and see if Ealy’s price finally comes down to their range. Pro Football Talk reports that his former team, the New York Jets, are still interested in resigning Ealy so he may be trying to play the two teams off each other to get the best deal he can.
If the Cowboys did sign him, Ealy would be trying to break into a defensive end rotation that potentially has a lot of pieces. DeMarcus Lawrence is the sure thing, and Tyrone Crawford was the starter last year. They also have last year’s first-round pick Taco Charlton, oft-injured Charles Tapper and Datone Jones who can play inside or outside. Plus, there’s the possibility of Randy Gregory getting reinstated. There is also the upcoming draft where it’s entirely possible the Cowboys could add another defensive end.