The Dallas Cowboys in my opinion are a solidified offensive line away from making a deep playoff run. The line is solid right now, but a nice pickup could push the line to really good status.
ESPN Dallas is reporting that Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones was on 105.3 The Fan today, and admitted that the team was in exploratory talks with former Chiefs tackle Eric Winston.
“He’s obviously somebody we’re taking a look at,” Jones said. “We certainly hadn’t dismissed Doug (Free). We felt like when we went to rotating him and Jermey Parnell, he really picked up his game in terms of the competition, not to mention the fact I think he got some clarity as to what Bill Callahan was after. So I think there’s some interesting prospects there between what we have and what we could get, and obviously the interior part of our line, the same thing holds true. We had some injuries, and after one year under Bill and what may happen in the draft, we’ll just have to see what happens.”
The Cowboys could always release Doug Free which would open up $7 million in salary cap space after June 1, or offer him a pay cut.
They also could use their first round pick on a tackle as well.