What if there was a five time Pro Bowler, former All Pro free agent at a position of need for the Dallas Cowboys? What if this player also had experience playing under one of the Cowboys new defensive coaches?
Wake spent the 2019 season with the Tennessee Titans, putting up career lows across the board. His numbers and price tag led the Titans to cut him back in March, making him free game for the rest of the NFL.
No one has bit yet, but it almost makes too much sense for the Cowboys to do so. Wake was a double-digit sack guarantee all the way through 2017, and even tallied 6 sacks in his 2018 season. The days of Wake playing every down for a defense are long gone, but he could be a speciality sack artist for a Cowboys defense which needs one opposite of DeMarcus Lawrence.
You're hoping that Aldon Smith has found his footing and gotten his life together, and maybe he can give you some vintage play off the edge. Potentially, Smith could become a starter opposite of Lawrence later in the season.
If everything goes according to plan, of course.
And the fact that there's been no smoke between Wake and the Cowboys thus far should speak volumes about the situation.