The Dallas Cowboys have a sneaky line of solid depth when it comes to their defensive ends (especially if they can get anything out of Randy Gregory). That unit was bolstered a bit on Thursday when word broke that they’ve agreed to terms with Kony Ealy on a one-year deal.
The Cowboys are signing former Jets DE Kony Ealy to a one-year deal, per league source.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) April 5, 2018
The affinity Dallas has for Kony Ealy, and has had, has been chronicled many times. They liked him in 2014, and they put in an unsuccessful claim for him back in August.
Perhaps the third time really is the charm, though. Ealy isn’t necessarily going to be the difference in winning or losing a Super Bowl, but he did play well in the game of all games three seasons ago. He’s a player that has shown promise before. It’s a one-year deal so the Cowboys are merely renting for a season before deciding whether to truly buy.
Many people have clamored for the Cowboys to make this or that move, but more than anything people want to see depth. A lack of depth is what crippled the team in 2017, and Kony Ealy is a nice piece of line of depth behind some defensive ends we’re at a level of trust with.
Welcome to the Cowboys, Kony Ealy. That #94 thing isn’t going to work, though.