We are a few days away from free agency beginning in the NFL which means soon-to-be free agents are obviously giving serious thought to their future.
It’s hard to imagine the types of decisions that players have to make for themselves when they determine who they are going to sign and play with. Obviously they’re evaluating the potential success of that team in hopes of winning a Super Bowl, but other details of life like location, money, and all of that clearly factor into the decision.
Oftentimes we tend to think that a player’s personal affinity for a team might play a role in where he elects to sign. It’s easy to imagine that if Player X grew up rooting for Team Y that if suddenly presented with an option to play for Team Y, Player X would want to do it.
It is not always that cut and dry, but that’s not to say that it can’t be a factor. Considering the time of year that we’re in we’ll take any sort of clues that we can get.
Did Chris Harris Jr. drop an Instagram clue?
Byron Jones leaving the Cowboys is simply a matter of time at this point as he is expected by some to become the highest-paid defensive back in the NFL. All the best to him wherever he ends up (ideally not in the NFC East!).
There is no question that the Cowboys are going to need to address the cornerback position as a result of Byron’s departure and they may very well do so with their first-round selection, the 17th overall pick in the draft.
It wouldn’t hurt the Cowboys to also add to their cornerback depth in free agency though. They’ve already been rumored to be a team that will be looking into the services of Chris Harris Jr., and what do you know, he was a Cowboys fan at one point in his life! Here is a tweet from 2011 which was before Harris entered the NFL.
Cowboys all day . Idgf what y'all think lol— Chris Harris (@ChrisHarrisJr) January 9, 2011
This is quite common to be honest. There are many players that grew up rooting for the Cowboys thanks to how often America’s Team is playing on national television. They can generally envision themselves putting a star on their helmet (Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is one of the latest) and playing inside AT&T Stadium.
Perhaps that is the case for Chris Harris Jr.. This is the time of year where we are, as mentioned, looking for any clue we can find, and the last person that Harris followed on Instagram was none other than Dak Prescott.
It is possible, and honestly extremely likely, that this means nothing. Dak Prescott is one of the more popular players in the NFL so perhaps Harris just wanted to follow him on social media. That makes a lot of sense.
Still though, this is the time of year where every little thing could mean this or that. Perhaps Harris is readying himself to sign with the Cowboys. Perhaps not. We’ll have to wait and see.