Dallas Cowboys trade target No. 1: Tanoh Kpassagnon, EDGE
Originally drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft, Tanoh Kpassagnon was with the Chiefs for four seasons and had 75 tackles and seven sacks in that span. He then joined the New Orleans Saints in 2021 on a two-year deal.
In New Orleans, the 6-foot-7, 289-pound Kpassagnon was off to a fast start. He had 18 tackles, four sacks, and 11 quarterback pressures in just eight games. He was on pace for the best season of his career but injuries cut his campaign short.
Looking ahead to 2022, the Saints could be willing to make a deal to save more than $2 million against the cap. And for Dallas, he could fill a position that was already a need but could become a massive need.
The Cowboys already needed a defensive end to play opposite DeMarcus Lawrence and now they have Randy Gregory and Dorance Armstrong set for free agency. Team owner Jerry Jones recently seemed to try and guilt Gregory into taking an affordable contract but there’s still a chance he could be priced out. Same with Armstrong who had his best season in 2021.
Adding Kpassagnon would give them some depth and options at the position as they aim to bolster the defensive line for returning coordinator Dan Quinn.