The Dallas Cowboys have been busy looking to add their roster before the playoffs begin. On Tuesday, they had offensive lineman La'el Collins and linebacker Damien Wilson in for workouts. It was reported that Collins was added to the practice squad, but on Wednesday, it was learned that some final details need to be worked out.
There’s another big name on the market, and that’s running back Dalvin Cook after he and the New York Jets mutually parted ways on Tuesday. According to Josina Anderson of CBS Sports, the Cowboys are monitoring the four-time Pro Bowler and will consider adding him to their running back room.
Fast Update: My understanding is that the Dallas #Cowboys will also consider potentially adding Dalvin Cook. Still evaluating.— JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) January 3, 2024
We’ll see where other interest could also develop… https://t.co/0VQ0iFPs83
Mike McCarthy was asked about Dalvin Cook, and he did not give anything away as to whether the team was really interested.
“Those are questions you are always visiting with and so forth,” McCarthy said, via Jon Machota of TheAthletic.com. “Obviously I have a tremendous amount of respect for him, played a number of games against [him] when Dalvin was in Minnesota. I have great respect for him.”
It is also being reported that the Baltimore Ravens have an interest in Cook, but nothing will happen until after potential waiver claims go through and he becomes a free agent.
Cook's time with the Jets wasn't productive at all, to say the least. In 15 games (204 total snaps), Cook has only logged one start with 214 yards on just 67 carries, and his 3.2 yards per rush is a career low. Many may see that as a decline of some sort, and he certainly hasn't looked like the player of old. However, he doesn't have much wear and tear on his legs this season, so it wouldn't hurt to see if he has something left in the tank to add to a running game in Dallas that's been pretty stagnant. Also, rookie Deuce Vaughn was placed on injured reserve, so adding a veteran would make sense for the postseason.