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Cowboys Free Agency Rumors: Barry Church, Terrance Williams, and More

Cowboys Free Agency Rumors: Barry Church, Terrance Williams, and More

With Thursday’s official start to NFL free agency closing in, social media is abuzz with various thoughts and rumors. The Dallas Cowboys have 19 unrestricted free agents in 2017, several of them starters and key players from last year’s team.

Here is a roundup of the most recent and interesting mentions of Cowboys players in the final days before free agency begins:

Barry Church

A full-time starting safety since 2012, Church isn’t a play-maker but puts up high tackling totals every season. Even at 29-years-old, his steady play is expected to draw interest from other teams.

Jane Slater on Twitter

Arizona among list of suitors interested in #Cowboys S Barry Church. Started off as a bargain at 4M, as interest grows could now expect 6-7M

The Cardinals aren’t the only team to be linked to Church.

NFL Update on Twitter

Panthers are expected to make a run at Cowboys Free Agent safety Barry Church. (via @BlackBlueReview)

You can be sure that there are some other teams interested in Barry who haven’t let it be made public. As Jane Slater noted, Church’s next contract is going to keep getting larger as the process unfolds. As many have already projected, it should put him outside of Dallas’ price range.

Terrance Williams

If you were hoping that Dallas might re-sign Williams this offseason, this projection isn’t going to make you happy:

Charles Robinson on Twitter

Multiple #NFL sources are expecting the free agent contract of #Cowboys wideout Terrance Williams to land between $6-$8 million per season.

If true, that contract would certainly make Terrance too expensive for the Cowboys. However, I don’t think it’s a slam dunk that he’s going to get a big contract. As I wrote about last week, Williams is a minor name in a loaded free agent WR group. We will have to wait and see what effect that has on his future.

Jack Crawford

For the last few years, the British-born Crawford has been a steady reserve defensive lineman who can play both end or tackle. Other teams must have noticed:

Jason Cole on Twitter

Cowboys DE Jack Crawford has interest from roughly 5 teams as of now. Chance he could return to Dallas. #Colts, #Bills & #Jaguars in play

Dallas probably wouldn’t bring Crawford back for much more than the $1.1 million he played for last season. If there are several other teams interested, we could see his market value quickly move beyond what the Cowboys are willing to pay.

Anthony Brown & Morris Claiborne

While this tweet was from two weeks ago, it’s still worth sharing now.

Andy Benoit on Twitter

Cowboys should be comfortable letting Morris Claiborne walk. 2016 6th-rounder Anthony Brown has been fantastic.

If you don’t know Benoit, he’s one of the national analysts for Sports Illustrated and a lot of his work is based on film review. This ringing endorsement of Anthony Brown should make any Cowboys fan happy, especially with Brown likely mToving into a starting role this year.

Jess Haynie

Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

3 Comments
  • Kevin Black

    Anthony Brown is why Dallas will try to keep Carr instead of Claiborne. The FA market will still dictate what Dallas does though. If Carr is more attractive to other teams and Claiborne doesn’t get the nibbles he wants, he might be back.

    • Jess Haynie

      I agree. I think Dallas will count on Brown to match up against teams’ #1 wideouts and then hope for experienced support from Scandrick and Carr (or some other veteran they sign in FA).

      • Kevin Black

        Can we get Fabian Moreau? 😉

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