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Why Dallas Cowboys Should Consider Adding CB DeAndre Baker

DeAndre Baker could be part of the Cowboys present and future.

Armed robbery charges have officially been dropped against former New York Giants Cornerback DeAndre Baker according to reports.

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And now all charges against former Giants CB DeAndre Baker have been DROPPED, according to the Florida State Attorney.

DeAndre Baker’s, the New York Giants first-round draft pick in 2019 (30th overall), NFL career was all but over due to the armed robbery charges and to make matters even worse he was facing potential life in prison. In a wild turn of events though that seems to be all behind him now.

Now that all charges have been dropped against him DeAndre is now free to pursue a professional career in the NFL once again. He’s currently a free agent after being waived by the Giants back in September and as such is free to sign with any team of his choosing. With the legalities behind him that could be sooner rather than later.

There will likely be no shortage of suitors interested in adding DeAndre Baker to their roster. It’s not often a 23-year-old former first-round draft pick becomes available, especially not one as talented as the former Georgia Bulldog. The only question is, where will he choose to try to resurrect his NFL career?

The Dallas Cowboys could be a logical destination and one of the interested parties in adding DeAndre Baker. With Trevon Diggs out 4 to 6 weeks and possibly the rest of the year with a broken foot the Cowboys could use more CB depth this season. But, Baker could possibly be part of their future as well.

This would be one of those risk/reward type of situations the Dallas Cowboys have had no problem justifying in the past. It worked out with Aldon Smith this season and could possibly work again with DeAndre Baker. I don’t know about you, but it sounds like a win-win to me.

Of course, like everything it’s going to come down to money. Another team could be willing to offer Baker more than what the Cowboys could, but that shouldn’t stop them from at least trying. We all know they need more CB help beyond the 2020 season and DeAndre could potentially scratch that “need” off the list.

Do you think the Dallas Cowboys should consider signing DeAndre Baker?

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Brian Martin

Written by 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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  1. Dallas should sign Baker. Strengthen that cb room. Drop Anthony Brown back to safety. KEEP JOURDAN LEWIS, but sign DeAndre Baker he didn’t do it.

  2. Yes, why not? Hopefully, he’ll keep better company and make better decisions, now that he has a second chance. The “trappings” of success are hard to navigate when you’re comfortable hanging out in the gambling houses and strip joints! Get some some good counseling and a Tony Dungy type of mentor!!

  3. If Cowboys can investigate the situation and find Baker was an innocent victim of extortion, than YES, try to sign him. Many are thinking of drafting Surtain or Farley. Then they can concentrate on other needs. Makes perfect sense.

  4. Yes we let E.T. get away… because of WHATEVER… DeAndre Baker has nothing against him…but maybe some immaturity… Cowboys have dealt with worst things …sign the kid…he is worth the chance…

  5. Additional info From Sports Illustrated article: “I’ve been saying this from Day 1, that this was an extortion scheme and that DeAndre was the victim,” Baker’s lawyer, Bradford Cohen, told the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. “This event did not play out as they insinuated. And the case was dismissed.”

    On Monday morning William Dean, the attorney for three of the four men who said they were robbed, was arrested in Florida in conjunction with an alleged extortion attempt, according to the New York Post’s Ryan Dunleavy.

    According to the Post, Dean and his clients demanded $1.5 million from the former Giants cornerback and negotiated the number down to $800,000 to change their statements. However, no money ever changed hands, according to the Post. ~

  6. Depends on the leadership team, if they think his attitude is committed in making the NFL a career and becoming the cornerback, he is supposed to be, instead of thinking he is all that and a bag of chips, and still immature and haven’t learned from the experience.

  7. absolutely yes if that young man was making some bad decisions ,based on the people that were magnified to him by star status then by all means Dallas would be a great fit even if he had to take a little less money at first,I’m thinking Dallas the whole theme here is to try to get people play from The heart even though it’s a business, that’s my dream and I’m sticking to it.

  8. Yes they should sign it everyone deserves a second chance what I see now it won’t hurt I’ve been a cowboy fan ever since I was a little boy on 52 years old now it hurt to watch them on Sunday I’m tired of losing hell

  9. He didn’t commit armed robbery, something happened and a disagreement ensued but they extorted him and his position as a pro football player. Hopefully he recommits to playing ball and knows he almost lost it and would come in cheap and focused on a prove it deal and we extend him so he and Diggs lock down opposing teams pass game for years to come. Them together can be special with Awuzie rotating in and out. It also allows us to use draft capitol on replacing Smith at Tackle and get a safety and receiver. We will trade both Tyrone Smith and Jaylen Smith as they’re both liabilities to get draft capitol, and trade Coop now we have Lamb and Gallup and Wilson emerging as a solid 3rd option. Lamb has more upside than Coop and will be an elite receiver for years to come. Sure Coop is a top 3 route runner but we need cap space and we need picks and we need to fill out our O line again and get a safety and maybe even another corner to have with Diggs and Baker and Awuzie.

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