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Fisher: Dallas Cowboys Considering Addition of Former Seahawks DT Jarran Reed

The may have had a slow start to free agency as is the norm for the , but the last week and a half has seen them quite active in the market. They've added solid depth players along the and starters in the . Now they have their eye on a starter along the defensive line in former Seahawks Defensive .

A source has informed Mike Fisher of 105.3 The Fan and Cowboys Maven at that the Dallas Cowboys are exploring adding Reed to their group. Reed, who is a 300 pound 3-technique defensive tackle, has had quite a bit of success in the NFL. In 2018, Reed had 10.5 starting all 16 games for the Seahawks. In 2020, Reed bounced back from a 2-sack with 6.5 sacks.

Reed has been a durable player in his career. He's only missed eight games in his five-year career with six of those coming during the aforementioned 2-sack 2019 season. Those six games he missed in 2019 were due to a for violating the NFL's policy on domestic violence, though he was never formally charged. Law enforcement recommended charges however prosecutors declined to charge.

As we've seen in the past, the NFL haven't required a player to be charged or convicted of a crime before being suspended. They operate under different rules.

The Dallas Cowboys have never been afraid of bringing in a player with questionable off-field situations. The Cowboys would only have to make a couple of phone calls to people they have relationships with to get a feel for who Reed is as a person and a player.

Dallas Cowboys and John Schneider have a relationship that goes back to their days working with the in the late-90s and with the Green Bay Packers while McCarthy was their head coach. They could also reach out to former Coach and Coordinator , who was the defensive coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks when Reed was drafted in the (49th overall).

He won't turn 29 until December, so if the Cowboys were willing to take the plunge on Reed, the Cowboys would be getting a player in his prime.

Looking at the Dallas Cowboys right now, and are slated to be their primary 3-technique defensive tackles. While they've shown some promise, neither has the skins on the wall that Reed has. One could make the argument that Reed has been a top-five player over the last three seasons.

The biggest question, as Fisher notes in his , will be how much it will cost the Cowboys to bring Reed into . The Dallas Cowboys currently have a little more than $8 million in space. If Reed is looking for more on the market, it may put him out of the Cowboys' price range. However, the Cowboys can certainly find the money by restructuring the contracts of or , which would leave them enough room to sign Reed and then have enough for their incoming draft picks.

The Cowboys could certainly use a player of Reed's talent level along their defensive line. They haven't been shy about trying to find upgrades at every level of the . Jarran Reed would certainly be an upgrade to the defensive tackle spot, but again, much of it will come down to how he fits into their current salary cap situation.

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