The Dallas Cowboys could use another starting linebacker to help out All-Pro talent Sean Lee, and it looks like they have one target in mind this offseason. ESPN Dallas’s Calvin Watkins reports that the Cowboys have expressed interest in Denver Broncos impending free agent Wesley Woodyard, who is 27 and should be an affordable option on the free agent market. The Cowboys need major help on the defensive side of the ball, and Woodyard would be a solid starter for them.
In 14 games last season, Woodyard recorded 84 tackles, but his best season came in 2012 when he recorded 117 tackles, 5.5 sacks, and six passes defended. The Cowboys have limited funds to make upgrades, but Woodyard would be a welcome addition to the team’s defense.
The amount of interest that the Cowboys have in Woodyard hasn’t been specified, but I doubt they have incredibly strong interest in him. They did sign Justin Durant last season and seem to be high on Kyle Wilber. However, neither of those guys are as good as Woodyard, and the Cowboys could sign Woodyard and cut ties with Bruce Carter, who is a huge liability. Durant might make more sense as a cap casualty, though, since he makes more money than Carter.