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Should Free Agent OT Jermey Parnell and the Cowboys Reunite?

, a former member of the , was recently released by the in a move to create more salary-cap savings.

Parnell started the last four years at for the Jaguars, but now finds himself without a job heading into the for the first time in eight years. But, that might not be for long if the Dallas Cowboys have anything to say about it.

Before joining the Jaguars, Parnell spent four years of his career with the Dallas Cowboys. It was with the Cowboys where he was converted into a full-time offensive after trying his hand at a few other positions.

Parnell entered the league as an undrafted with the in 2009. With the Saints he was tried at , , and offensive tackle, but never appeared in the game. He did however win a ring as a member of their .

He ended up getting released before the start of the 2010 season and spent a short 20 days with the before making his way back to the Saints for a second time. But unfortunately that didn't last long either. That's when the Cowboys jumped in and signed him on October 14, 2010. This is where his career finally found some footing.

With the Cowboys, Jermey Parnell finally found his full-time position and developed into a starting caliber offensive tackle. The majority of his time in Dallas he was their swing tackle, but he eventually split time in a rotation with at right tackle in 2012. In 2014 Parnell started eight games at RT when Free was sidelined with an ankle and foot fracture.

We all know the story from there. He signed a lucrative contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars as an Unrestricted Free Agent in 2015 and that's where he spent the last four years of his career.

Now that he finds himself an UFA once again, he could come back to where his career took off in the first place. The Dallas Cowboys are in need of a swing tackle and Parnell certainly fits the parameters of their strategy for acquiring FAs in .

He is someone the Cowboys are very familiar with and it's unlikely that he has a lot of suitors for his services considering he's 32 years old. This is exactly the kind of cost-effective free agent Dallas gravitates to and someone who fills a need on the roster. It almost makes too much sense not to happen.

Do you think the Dallas Cowboys and Jermey Parnell will reunite?

Brian Martin
Brian Martin
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Terence Rendon

Same old team getting older and slower. They will never make SB until the old clowns leave Dallas. They never make the Super Bowl with the players they keep bring around the Stadium and over spending for it. Front line offense players over paid for weak blocking. DL allows to many holes were other teams make them look like high school players. Other teams who are run first offense ran all over them last year. Dallas defense allowed over average 200 yards per game on the ground. That is sorry.

Randy Martin

Dude what are you even ranting about? Dallas rush defense gave up just over 94 yards per game, which ranked 5th out of 32 teams. They rushed for 3.8 ypc. Sounds like you are trying to cherry pick the Rams playoff game which was an anomaly. And who are the front line offensive blockers that are being overpaid? Tyron Smith, Zack Martin, and Travis Frederick are perennial all pros and likely HOF’ers. As far as Parnell, havent been watching him closely while in Jacksonville but if he’s still got the juice and play as a swing tackle or solid backup I’m sure he would come at a reasonable price. OL’s only have to burst for short distances and it’s about smarts and technique. That’s why the league is full of 30+ year old O-lineman. Sound like you want to grind your ax but you’ve got nothing to grind it with. Use facts when stating your case instead of emotion. Oh, and last year the average age of their 90 man roster was 24.7 years which made them the second youngest team in the league…so there goes your argument about getting older and slower.

Brian Martin

Couldn’t have said it better myself Randy.

Terence Rendon

When is last time you seen Dallas A SUPER BOWL. I rest my case. Just telling the truth. If you don’t like it. It never will change a thing. I am getting tired of Cowboys doing same old thing. Never trying to get better. If you keep signing same old player and you know there ceiling on those players will never will get you a championship then there time to do something different. Dallas 2 playoff games in 30 years sense there glory days in Dallas. Jone’s never have won a Super bowls of there own yet. The Super bowls teams they did have came off of the old regime of the Landry years. So WHAT HAVE JONE’S DONE FOR THE COWBOYS . NOT A DAM THING BESIDE MAKING COWBOYS THE LAUGHING STOCK OF THE NFL

Terence Rendon

Just telling the truth. If you don’t like it. It never will change a thing. I am getting tired of Cowboys doing same old thing. Never trying to get better. If you keep signing same old player and you know there ceiling on those players will never will get you a championship then there time to do something different. Dallas 2 playoff games in 30 years sense there glory days in Dallas. Jone’s never have won a Super bowls of there own yet. The Super bowls teams they did have came off of the old regime of the Landry years. So WHAT HAVE JONE’S DONE FOR THE COWBOYS . NOT A DAM THING BESIDE MAKING COWBOYS THE LAUGHING STOCK OF THE NFL

Don

Thank you Randy that was well said..This is a real good move for Dallas and Jeremy knowing his history he won’t be a problem child not being a starter either.

Jonathan Young

Randy, I’m like Brian and Don. Glad to see that people actually watched the games. Yes our
O-line needs help with getting Travis Fredrick back Parnell may be cheaper than keeping Cameron Fleming, would love to have both…

Terence Rendon

Are a joking or what Randy Martin. Cowboy has now had a top 10 defense in 20 years now. Offense players are overpaid. I would not give them 7 million per year that joke. Those player has reach there ceiling and team is not getting any beeter. What championship or SUPER BOWL HAVE THEY WON. UNTIL THEY WIN ONE SB. THEN THEY ARE OVER PAID Average players. Just telling the truth. If you don’t like it. It never will change a thing. I am getting tired of Cowboys doing same old thing. Never trying to get better. If you keep signing same old player and you know there ceiling on those players will never will get you a championship then there time to do something different. Dallas 2 playoff games in 30 years sense there glory days in Dallas. Jone’s never have won a Super bowls of there own yet. The Super bowls teams they did have came off of the old regime of the Landry years. So WHAT HAVE JONE’S DONE FOR THE COWBOYS . NOT A DAM THING BESIDE MAKING COWBOYS THE LAUGHING STOCK OF THE NFL

Tony Hill

Oh you only talking three game dude. That against Tennessee Titans, Indianapolis colts and Los Angeles Rams in the playoff. Now yes the oline could have played better over all. But remember they played all season without Travis Fredricks that was high. So if he come back healthy the oline will be better. Plus they could draft someone plus bring in Parnell or someone else. Think positively instead of negative

Tony Hill

I hope so another big need for us.

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