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Should Dallas Cowboys Reunite Clay Matthews With Mike McCarthy?

In a somewhat surprising move, the have decided to part ways with Clay Matthews after just him to a two-year, $9.25 million contract just last .

I could be wrong, but Clay Matthews is somebody the could show an interest in now that he's hit the open market. There's the obvious connection dating back to their days in Green Bay, but there's also a current void at after 's departure. It makes a little of since at least… Doesn't it?

Let's examine this a little further…

At 33 years old – 34 in May – Clay Matthews' days in the NFL are likely numbered. He's no longer the spring chicken he once was, but he is still producing at a relatively high level. He recorded eight in 13 games with the Rams in 2019, which was third on the team behind only (12.5) and (11.5), who both played all 16.

Being in his mid-30s isn't ideal, but the fact he still producing is encouraging. His age likely means he could be a cost-effective option for the Dallas Cowboys, something they seem to be all about when it comes to . Unfortunately though, Matthews isn't the best fit in the Cowboys 4-3 .

Throughout his career, Matthews has been at his best standing up as an in a 3-4 defensive scheme. That means he's probably not the best replacement for Robert Quinn as an every down defensive end, but he has proven he can be a really good off-ball linebacker as well when needed. That versatility is at the very least a little intriguing.

I'd actually be really surprised if the Dallas Cowboys showed more than just moderate interest in Clay Matthews. He would probably be nothing more than a depth/insurance piece in Dallas, which is something he may not be willing to accept right now. If that doesn't bother him though, I wouldn't mind the Cowboys signing him to a team friendly/cost-effective contract.

What do you think? Would Clay Matthews be a good fit with the Dallas Cowboys?

Brian Martin
Brian Martin
Level C2/C3 quadriplegic. College graduate with a bachelors degree in sports and health sciences-concentration sports management. Sports enthusiast. Dallas Cowboys fanatic. Lover of life with a glass half-full point of view.

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