We are wrapping up the second week of free agency in the National Football League and the Dallas Cowboys have been a bit busy as of late. Altogether the Cowboys have brought in eight new players, six on the defensive side of the ball.
Time will tell if these additions end up panning out to the degree that is hoped, but to date the Cowboys have paid more attention to the safety position than they have in recent memory which is good to see. Additions don’t always work out, but perhaps Dan Quinn’s old players will fit in nicely in his new home.
New players mean more than just hope for the defense, they also mean that they are, well, new. Being new means that you change teams, uniforms, and sometimes, jersey numbers.
The mothership has five of the team’s new additions listed with their new jersey numbers in the silver and blue. Here is where we stand so far.
You can see that the Cowboys wasted no time handing out the numbers that used to belong to L.P. Ladouceur or the retiring-per-Mike-McCarthy’s-announcement Tyrone Crawford.
Not that these would necessarily qualify, but it is worth an annual reminder, especially with the NFL Draft on the horizon, to say that the Cowboys do not technically retire any jersey numbers. They have never done so with any digits. There are obviously some numbers that they do not hand out (8, 12, 22, etc.) but there are others belonging to longtime greats that they do put back into circulation (88 and 94 are two examples).
We will have to wait and see what numbers Jayron Kearse, Keanu Neal, and Damontae Kazee are given. What are your best guesses?