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Cowboys free agent rumors: Dallas is interested in cornerback Desmond Trufant

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Dallas is in need of help at cornerback.

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After seeing Byron Jones depart for the Miami Dolphins, the Dallas Cowboys are sorely in need of help at the cornerback position. They have been linked to former Broncos corner Chris Harris Jr. on a few occasions, but there are of course other options in free agency.

As the start of the new league year officially approaches the Cowboys are being linked to a different cornerback name, one from the NFC.

The Cowboys are reportedly interested in Desmond Trufant

With both Chidobe Awuzie and Jourdan Lewis entering contract years, the Cowboys are going to need cornerback help in 2020 and beyond. Getting someone under 30 in the right now would be a good idea.

Desmond Trufant technically checks that box as he is 29 years old, and the Dallas Cowboys are reportedly interested in adding him to their secondary group.

Trufant has reached a high level with the Atlanta Falcons and even went to the Pro Bowl. Unfortunately, he’s also dealt with injuries and had a broken forearm in 2019 that forced him to miss seven games. Trufant had four interceptions in only nine games last season and that is a career high for him, more than even seasons he finished.

With limited time, Trufant finished 2019 as PFF’s 32nd ranked cornerback (Chris Harris Jr. was 34th). All things considered there are far worse options for the Cowboys to be looking at.

Desmond Trufant played almost 100 games with the Falcons since they took him in the first round seven years ago. Over that time he amassed 13 career interceptions.

Should the Cowboys be interested in your opinion?