The San Francisco 49ers put an end to an era by releasing Linebacker NaVorro Bowman this Friday. It was a surprising move by San Francisco, no doubt. But, it makes a lot of sense for them. Rookie Reuben Foster will be able to take over and they’ll give their beloved veteran a chance to find a new team. Perhaps, a Super Bowl contending team.
Naturally, a lot of NFL franchises will be interested in such a noteworthy free agent. He is an instant-impact player in just about any defense that needs a middle linebacker for their team.
Dallas Cowboys fans always want this team to sign just about every big-name FA available, and most of the time, this team isn’t interested on them.
Well, NaVorro Bowman is a guy who they will be definitely interested on. Or at least, they should be.
We all know this football team has a lot of problems, but defense is the biggest one. With three losses through the first five weeks of the season, the Cowboys have a chance to improve Marinelli’s squad.
While a big part of Cowboys Nation argues how the defensive line and the secondary are the biggest needs for this team, linebacker might be weaker at this point.
Sean Lee has missed the last couple of weeks to a hamstring injury, and without him… we all know the answer.
Jaylon Smith has been playing as the middle linebacker for the Cowboys all season and well… he doesn’t seem to be ready. He might be a great LB down the road, but now he shouldn’t be starting at all. He is hurting this defense.
If the Cowboys sign Bowman, they can play him as the MIKE, keep Sean Lee as the WILL, and there is your nickel defense. You give Hitchens some snaps too, and take it easy with Jaylon, who could use more time to get to his old Notre Dame shape.
It’s not common to see Jerry Jones’ team go out there and sign an expensive, older free agent when there are more than a couple of teams interested. This front office isn’t into bidding wars that much.
However, for a team that has had a pretty slow start, a struggling defense and a lot of drama off the field, this could turn into a positive acquisition. Going after him would be a good thing for the Dallas Cowboys.