Wednesday was a busy day for the Dallas Cowboys at The Star in Frisco as they were effectively hosting job interviews. It had previously been reported that the Cowboys would be meeting with defensive backs Damontae Kazee and Malik Hooker on Wednesday, and late Tuesday night Jayron Kearse was added.
Malik Hooker took to Twitter and dropped a couple of would-be bread crumbs that had people excited for a minute, but ultimately he noted that the situation was out of control. His tweets sure do make it seem like he wants to join America’s Team.
While the Cowboys aren’t exactly in a position to be picky when it comes to defensive talent, it appears as if they are going to slow-play this.
There is reportedly nothing imminent between the Cowboys and Damontae Kazee, Malik Hooker, or Jayron Kearse
If you were getting excited about a new safety hanging out in the back of the Cowboys defense you might have to hold onto those hopes just a little bit longer. According to ESPN’s Todd Archer, it doesn’t seem like anything is imminent.
Told the meetings with Damontae Kazee, Malik Hooker and Jayron Kearse are complete. Does not sound like anything is imminent with any player regarding a contract.— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) March 24, 2021
This doesn’t necessarily mean that the Cowboys aren’t going to sign any of these players, and it also doesn’t suggest that they are merely saying no thank you. It is possible that Dallas saw or found out something that they do not totally like which is why visits like these are conducted in the first place. Or they just may be waiting for the price to be right.
Still, though, it would behoove the Cowboys to get some sort of secondary help in the fold and to do so rather quickly. We are now squarely in the second week of free agency and they have only brought in Keanu Neal as far as outside additions to help their secondary, and he is also going to play some linebacker. More cover guys would be a good idea.
They may not get a chance to sign Kazee now that he has left as he already has a visit lined up with the Detroit Lions.