Although the Dallas Cowboys claim they aren’t done in free agency, the team has been quiet ever since the 2022 NFL Draft. Bleacher Report’s Kristopher Knox compiled a list with the top targets that the Cowboys could pursue. After nine years of success in Denver, Chris Harris, a four-time Pro Bowl cornerback, is one intriguing target.
Knox explained that the 32-year old is no longer going after a huge salary. He is coming off a series one- and two year deals with the Denver Broncos, Los Angeles Chargers. Harris was still a competent pass defender, with 37 tackles, six passes defensed, and one interception in his last season.
Dallas should make secondary depth a priority. The Cowboys had an excellent season last year, with 26 interceptions leading the league.The Cowboys were ranked 20th for passing yards allowed, and they went 1-3 in games that didn’t have a turnover. Dallas didn’t draft a corner of starting caliber until the fifth round, when DaRon Bland was drafted.
Second-year corner Kelvin Joe continues to be involved with a legal inquiry concerning the death of Cameron Ray. The Cowboys are not concerned about Joseph’s future as a Cowboy, and instead let the legal process take its course. This does raise questions about the long-term status of Dallas’ corner. To give Trevon Diggs, the Cowboys’ rising star, more support heading into 2022, it would be smart for them to address this secondary position.
Harris made his last Pro Bowl appearance in 2018 while playing for the Broncos. Harris has received a Pro Football Focus rating in the 60s for three consecutive seasons, with a 62.4 score in 2021.
The Cowboys could still be able to get a deal because of Harris’ history. Pro Football Focus predicted that Harris would sign an affordable one-year contract worth $5 million as the No. 151 are ranked as a free agent.
PFF stated that Harris was “one of the most talented corners of his generation.” He has been successful on the outside throughout his career but his reps are probably best if they are limited.
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Stephen Jones, Cowboys chief operating officers, hinted that there could be more free-agent moves in the future. Jones reiterated that “free agency is not over” and said that signings would “probably” continue.
Stephen Jones, Cowboys chief operating officers, stated that free agency is not over during his April 26 predraft press conference. There are many waves to it, and there will be opportunities to improve other areas of the team than college free agency or draft. That is possible, and likely will happen.
“I wouldn’t say we have any musts left in terms of having to take a particular position. At some point, obviously, you’d like to look up nine picks later and hope that you really helped yourself across the board in terms of not only improving yourself for frontline players but also depth and things of that nature. So, I don’t think we have any musts going into the draft.”