Dallas Cowboys are continuing their search for a pass rusher to add to their team. According to Aaron Wilson, a former Green Bay Packer Za’Darius Smith is being considered by Dallas. However, the Kentucky standout reached a verbal deal with the Baltimore Ravens but that deal was canceled.
Smith, now 28, was released by the Packers on March 14, after three seasons in NFC North. In 2020, he was a second-team All Pro performer for the Packers. From 2019-20, he was one of the best edge rushers in the league with 12.5 sacks. The veteran was injured in his back in 2021, and he played only one game for Green Bay.
According to reports, his deal with the Ravens was for four years and $35 million. Wilson also reports that Wilson is interested in Wilson’s services.
Since the end of the season, the Cowboys signed DeMarcus Larry and Dorance Armstrong to multiyear contracts. After an outstanding rookie season, in which he recorded 84 tackles (20 for losses), 13 sacks, and three forced fumbles, Micah Parsons is back.
As a team, the Cowboys had 41 sacks. This tied them with Arizona to be 13th in league. They will be able to improve that number with the addition of Dante Fowler, an NFL veteran.
The Dallas Cowboys may be able to fill the hole left by Randy Gregory, an edge rusher. They had already added Dante Fowler but reports now indicate that they are interested in former New York Giant, Tampa Bay free agent Jason Pierre -Paul.
Pierre-Paul, who underwent offseason surgery to repair an injured shoulder, is now in the league. He was a South Florida first-round draft pick. He was a Giants player for eight seasons, accumulating a record-breaking 16.5 sacks in 2011. Pierre-Paul signed with the Buccaneers in 2018, where he played four years and won a second Super Bowl.
Pierre-Paul played through injury and recorded 31 tackles (20 solo), 2.5sacks, and a forced turnover in 12 games. Before joining the free agent market, he was on a $25 million two-year contract with the Bucs. He could now be a part of Dan Quinn’s Dallas defensive unit.