Tampering season is officially underway across the NFL and a number of deals are starting to take shape. We are all interested in the Dallas Cowboys here which means we are all in for a bit of a boring affair. The Cowboys have been notoriously silent in free agency ever since whiffing (debatable) on Brandon Carr’s deal that they negotiated in 2012. You can go ahead and hit the snooze button because it is unlikely that anything will make you jump out of bed for the next week or so.
None of this is to say that the Cowboys aren’t doing anything at all. They reportedly have interested in free safety Damontae Kazee, oh and they handed out a $160M deal to Dak Prescott last week. No big deal.
Other things are necessary though, and while everyone else is tampering the Cowboys are taking care of some housekeeping.
Dallas tendered restricted free agents Cedrick Wilson and Antwaun Woods, plus is Noah Brown dropping a bread crumb?
With teams around the National Football League handing out multimillion dollar deals on Monday the Cowboys did sit back and chill as mentioned. According to one report, though, they placed original round tenders on both Cedrick Wilson and Antwaun Woods.
Cowboys restricted free agents Cedrick Wilson and Antwaun Woods will get the original round tenders of $2,133,000 for 2021, per source. The Cowboys do not plan to offer tenders Greg Senat and Malik Turner— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) March 15, 2021
While this is good to see it isn’t necessarily jaw-dropping news. There is a huge Cedrick Wilson contingency around Cowboys Nation so him sticking around is good news, perhaps with a full season of Dak Prescott he can even throw more touchdowns in 2021.
Antwaun Woods getting tendered isn’t shocking either, but the future of the defensive tackle position seems to belong to Trysten HIll, Neville Gallimore, and maybe Gerald McCoy? Depth is never a bad thing, though.
Going back to wide receiver, the Cowboys may be keeping Noah Brown around. The wide receiver posted a photo on his Instagram and intimated that he would be “running it back” with the Cowboys.
Noah Brown has evolved a bit for the Cowboys and presents what we have been talking about, depth. If he is back, so be it.
It is free agency season, baby.
Update: 5:40pm ET
The Dallas Cowboys did indeed bring back Noah Brown. It is a one-year deal, according to USA Today.
Cowboys agreed to one-year deal bringing back WR Noah Brown, source confirms to @usatodaysports.— Jori Epstein (@JoriEpstein) March 15, 2021
Dallas WR stable is deep but 2017 seventh-rounder played 20% of offensive snaps, 47% of special teams in 2020. Another chance to show what he's capable of with Dak on track to return
Welcome back, Noah. The Cowboys are on the board.