3 Big Names Cowboys Could Target After Randy Gregory

After initially believing they had a deal, Randy Gregory, a Dallas Cowboys defensive end, decided to make a move to the Broncos.

Now that Dallas has a gap on its defensive edge, CBS Sports’ Patrik Walker outlined a few routes that the Cowboys could take to fill that hole. All of these routes are major names.

Walker tweeted, “It’s now about who they can replace Randy Gregory.” The top three names that spring to mind are Chandler Jones, Von Miller and [Za’Darius] Smith. You have the money to do it now, I mean.”

Dallas would be lucky to have any one of these pass rushers. Perhaps Chandler Jones would be the greatest pass rusher.

Jones had 10.5 sacks in the Cardinals’ last 15 games. In seven of his 10 NFL seasons, Jones has recorded double-digit sacks. Jones is a four-time Pro Bowler, and two-time First-Team All-Pro. His presence can always be felt from the edge.

Although Von Miller might have hinted at a return to either the Rams and Denver Broncos in the past, it’s worth the Cowboys taking aim at the Texas native. Miller just won the Super Bowl with Los Angeles, where the all-decade pass rusher proved he still has plenty of fuel. It is scary to imagine Von Miller and Micah Parsons at opposite ends.

When healthy, Za’Darius has been a game-wrecker. Smith was injured and only played in one game last season for the Packers. In the two previous years, 26 sacks were accounted for by one-half the Smith brothers.

It is not yet clear if the Cowboys will attempt to take on any of these stars. All three could be a dynamic addition to Dan Quinn’s greatly improved Dallas defense.

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