The Dallas Cowboys signed defensive end Jeremy Mincey and defensive tackle Terrell McClain to add two pieces to the defensive line, and Mincey is a nice rotational pass rusher to have around. However, the Cowboys need to make more upgrades on the defensive side of the ball, and they should take full advantage of the money they saved by cutting franchise icon DeMarcus Ware. Defensive tackle Jason Hatcher is also out the door, so it would be wise for the Cowboys to pursue a top defensive tackle.
ESPN Dallas’s Todd Archer reports that the Cowboys have interest in Seattle Seahawks free agent defensive tackle Tony McDaniel, and the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport recently reported that talks between both the Seahawks and McDaniel have been “heating up” ever since they were first reported by Rapoport yesterday. Archer adds that McDaniel “might” end up re-signing with the Seahawks, and I believe that this is the most likely scenario, given that they were unable to re-sign Clinton McDonald and also cut Chris Clemons at DE earlier today.
Still, a team could definitely sign McDaniel away, and Rapoport also reported today that there are two teams with interest in the Seahawks 29-year-old DT. McDaniel isn’t much of a pass rusher, but he is one of the best run defenders in the league and a very good, underrated defensive tackle overall; he would make plenty of sense for the Cowboys.