With the 2021 NFL Draft over and offseason workouts about to get underway, NFL teams could start looking more closely at adding some of the available free agents still on the open market. The Dallas Cowboys could be such a team looking to add a little more veteran help and there are several players they could possibly target.
Trevor Sikkema over at The Draft Network recently wrote an article naming the 5 Best Free Agent Destinations for Richard Sherman and the Cowboys made the list. Here’s what Sikkema had to say…
If playing time is most important to Sherman, he’ll likely get plenty of it in Dallas. After failing to select a cornerback in the first round of the 2021 draft, the Cowboys opted to take a chance with Kelvin Joseph in Round 2. Joseph has a high talent ceiling, but his inexperience will likely lead to inconsistency early on in his career; that’s not what Dallas wants each and every week. Instead, Sherman could be the veteran outside starter for a defensive coordinator who helped build the Legion of Boom in Seattle, Dan Quinn.
The reasoning for the Cowboys being a top destination for Richard Sherman is pretty sound. The team could definitely use a veteran presence like him in their secondary, especially considering his previous experience in Dan Quinn’s system.
Depending on the cost, bringing in Sherman does make quite a bit of sense. It would take a lot of pressure off the Cowboys having to start both of their young CBs, Trevon Diggs and Kelvin Joseph, and also provide someone who can help everyone around him get up to speed more quickly learning Quinn’s defensive scheme.
The three-time first-team All Pro and five-time Pro Bowler will turn 33 years old this season and says he plans on playing for at least two more years. His age is less than ideal and the fact he only played in five games last year in 2020 due to injuries raises questions about whether or not his body is starting to break down.
If the Cowboys are interested in Sherman they’re going to have to discuss what his role is It’s doubtful any of this will come to fruition, but when it comes to the Cowboys and Jerry Jones you never know.