We’re starting to get to that time in free agency when some of the bigger names left try to drum up a market for themselves. It’s also a time when those same bigger names are usually forced to take cheaper deals, many times a one-year “prove it” deal. Maybe those circumstances could work together to bring the Cowboys a pretty accomplished linebacker.
Before we get ahead of ourselves - the facts. Seattle linebacker K.J. Wright recently said that Dallas is one of his “dream teams” in terms of free agency.
“Dallas has certainly always been on my list of ‘dream teams,’’’ Wright tells CowboysSI.com. “With coach Dan Quinn there, and with other aspects of that team and that defense, I do think it’s one of the teams I fit in with.’’
There are certainly a lot of things that fit here. The Cowboys linebacking corps has some questions on it. The play of Jaylon Smith. The health of Leighton Vander Esch. The status of Sean Lee. The exit of Joe Thomas. There is really no sure thing at that position group. Someone like Wright would certainly shake things up.
There is also Wright’s connection to Dan Quinn from his days in Seattle. And much like Richard Sherman, Wright has made a point of pointing out how good of a defensive mind Quinn has.
While it’s nice to hear Wright’s affection for Dallas and Quinn, it may be just a case of him trying to create a market. And we know that Dallas isn’t likely to pay a lot of money to a linebacker in free agency. Unless Wright is truly serious about wanting to play in Dallas, and is willing to take a discounted deal, there probably isn’t much here.
Still, a Cowboys fan can hope. Wright is getting up there in age but he is still a very good player. Something to keep an eye on as free agency moves along.