One prospect could help the Cowboys forget all about Robert Quinn.
Quinn, who left the Cowboys for a five-year deal with the Chicago Bears, led the Cowboys in sacks last year with 11.5. The Cowboys defense as a whole looks to have retooled with newcomers Gerald McCoy and Dontari Poe.
However, it could still use a final tuneup.
Yetur Gross-Matos finished his collegiate career at Penn State and recorded 34.5 tackles for loss and 17.0 sacks over the last two seasons. After Chase Young, there are not many edge rushers in the draft left. The Seahawks could use some of their draft capital to replenish the position.
According to NFL Draft scout, Matt Miller, Gross-Matos has a high ceiling.
“Every day that Jadeveon Clowney isn’t re-signed is a day I think this team goes EDGE in round 1. Gross-Matos is a great value here with a high ceiling as a 43DE.”
The Cowboys have reportedly looked into Gross-Matos.
“Latest Cowboy’s 2020 draft rumor, doing diligent/thorough scouting on Penn St DE Gross-Matos & look to trade down from 17 for him,” via Ray Juray III. “Matos has strength & elite pass rush potential w/ 17 total sacks from ‘18 & ‘19 season. Yetur also posted 20 NFL combine bench reps.”
After watching $105 million dollar man DeMarcus Lawrence fizzle out last year, Quinn feasted on the opportunity. Lawrence lured multiple blockers, which allowed Quinn to rack up the stats. The Cowboys are missing one more prominent defensive lineman to add to Larence, McCoy, and Poe.
Gross-Matos could fit perfectly, and be a heckuva lot cheaper than $70 million over five years, which is what Quinn signed in Chicago.