According to reports, the Cowboys are going to meet with free agent cornerback Brandon Boykin.
In his fifth year after being a fourth-round pick of the Philadelphia Eagles, Boykin has had a hard time finding work. He was actually signed one to a one-year flier by the Carolina Panthers in March but was later released.
Boykin had six interceptions in the 2013 season but did not keep the same production the following yet. The Eagles traded him to Pittsburgh for the final year of his rookie contract. The Steelers opted not to re-sign him this offseason.
There is a circulating rumor that Boykin has a leg-length discrepancy which is leading to hip problems. That is an understandable reason for teams to back off given the importance of good hips to the position he plays.
Still, Boykin is just 25-years-old and has proven he can go get the football. Given the question marks among Dallas’ cornerbacks right now, it’s no surprise that they’d be willing to take a chance on a proven player.