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Job Hunting: Cowboys Reportedly Interested in FA CB Joe Haden

Yesterday, my buddy Jesse Haynie wrote about the Cowboys possibly trading for Browns CB Joe Haden. Today, the have reportedly released seven-year veteran , according to NFL's Ian Rapoport.

This is very interesting knowing that just yesterday the Browns were aggressively trying to him. Haden, who once looked like one of the league's elite corners, has dealt with his fair share of the last few seasons, but when healthy, he is still a very talented starting .

The Cowboys of course didn't call Cleveland regarding Haden but now that he's a does that change anything? According to of it does…

As we all know with the Cowboys, price matters, but with plenty of cap space to play with I really wonder if the Cowboys would consider bringing in the former Pro Bowler on a deal to help seal up this talented, but very young .

In 2016, the 28-year-old veteran played in 13 games, starting all 13. He racked up 37 tackles, 11 passes defended, and three interceptions.

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One thing he does do that the Cowboys' secondary has struggled with recently is get turnovers. In his seven years in the league, he has 19 interceptions, that averages out to 2.7 interceptions a season.

The only question that leaves me with pause is do the Cowboys have the room on their to add a player of his caliber?

Currently the Cowboys CB depth chart looks something like this:

  1. Sammy Seamster

If Haden was to sign, it would likely mean Sammy Seamster and Marquez White would not make the final 53 man roster and Jourdan Lewis may get placed on IR depending on the severity of his hamstring .

Joe Haden might not be what he was three years ago, but he's a starting cornerback for this team and would be a huge upgrade over Nolan Carroll.

Do you think the Cowboys should sign Joe Haden?

Connor Livesay
Connor Livesay
Born in 1995, loved Football but more importantly the Dallas Cowboys since day one. Living in Redskins Country flying the Blue and Silver flag as high as possible. Covering the Dallas Cowboys for and Catch me on twitter @ConnorNFLDraft!

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Anthony Ceniccola

yes…one year deal with incentives, that way it doesnt press the team with the upcoming martin extension that will be needed


Everyone might as well not get too excited about CB Joe Haden. Stephen Jones is already saying they may or may not sign him. It will depend on money. Well that means Stephen and Jerry will sit and watch Haden sign else where because as usual they want something for nothing. They shouldn’t break the bank on him, but at least offer him a fair contract. Jerry and Stephen keep bragging about how good this young secondary is really? Let us examine these players: McFadden (the CB) was put on IR today, Orlando Scandrick can’t play forever and he has had some trouble with injuries, Nolan Carroll could be suspended for a DUI arrest this summer, Anthony Brown did pretty well last season, but is he a starter? Then come 2 no names in Sammy Seamster and (R) Marquez White, and finally (R) Jourdan Lewis who was supposed to be such a steal has yet to see the field with a hamstring injury and may also end up on IR. There is (R) Chidobe Awuzie that has played pretty well. Out of 8 CB and all of the issues Dallas will end up with maybe (3) who are ready to go. Scandrick, Brown, and Awuzie. If they don’t sign Haden this young secondary is going to get lit up this year

Travis Diggs

Too late The steelers got him

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