2021 Free Agency: S Justin Evans is a Risk Worth Taking for Dallas Cowboys

    The have recently become a team who don't mind taking a risk on a certain when there's a chance of a greater reward. These kind of low risk, high reward signings led them to bring in last year and it could entice them into taking a chance on Justin Evans as well.

    Justin Evans is a former second-round pick (50th overall) in the by the . The Dallas Cowboys showed an interest in him during the pre-draft process, so it's not out of the realm of possibility he's a potential target. However, there is some risk involved.

    Justin Evans looked to be an up-and-coming player as a rookie in 2018, starting 11 games and intercepting three passes, but a foot he sustained ended up derailing his Buccaneers career. He ended up ending his rookie campaign on and then started in 2019 on the physically unable to perform list (PUP). He started on the PUP list once again in 2020 and eventually was released in December.

    Evans ended his four-year run with the Buccaneers with 125 tackles, four interceptions, eight passes defensed and one fumble recovery, which he returned 68 yards for a touchdown. He ended playing in 24 total games and starting 21 of those contests before got the better of him.

    Justin Evans
    Free Agent S Justin Evans

    Now a free agent, Justin Evans is hoping to put his injuries behind him and resurrect his NFL career. He would probably love nothing more than to accomplish both with the Dallas Cowboys. After all, they are a team who desperately need to both upgrade and add depth to their safety position.

    I don't know about you, but this is exactly the kind of risk/reward kind of the Dallas Cowboys haven't minded making here recently. Justin Evans without a doubt fits a “need” and at just 25 years old with a questionable injury he shouldn't be costly at all. Perhaps nothing more than an incentive-based, veteran minimum type of contract.

    With that in mind, there's very little risk involved in making Justin Evans one of the Dallas Cowboys free agent signings this offseason. If it doesn't work out they simply part ways with little to no money involved. But, if he's somehow able to rebound and play like he did as a rookie the Cowboys then have someone who could factor into their safety rotation in 2021. Sounds like a win-win to me.

    Brian Martin
    Brian Martin
    Level C2/C3 quadriplegic. College graduate with a bachelors degree in sports and health sciences-concentration sports management. Sports enthusiast. Dallas Cowboys fanatic. Lover of life with a glass half-full point of view.


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    I like the idea Brian, fills a need and doesn’t break the bank. Gives us more flexibility at draft time. Of course the injury history is a little troublesome, as we were beat up pretty badly last year.

    BTW, speaking of the Safety position, if A Washington falls somewhat in the draft to us, we should not hesitate. Despite his size, the kid is a player. Think A Winfield.