NFL free agency has often been a time when the Dallas Cowboys sat out the first few days and then just picked up some of the leftovers. While they have still not exactly made any huge splashes this year, the players signed so far look a bit more intriguing than in some years past. Ty Nsecke looks like a very good swing tackle to have given the injury histories of Tyron Smith and La’el Collins, Brent Urban offers some real hope they may already have the middle of the offensive line shored up to stop the run, and Keanu Neal is very interesting due to reports that he may be used as a WILL linebacker at least some of the time.
Neal was the first player that it looks like the Cowboys beat out another team to acquire his services, in this case the New York Jets. Probably a big factor in his choice of where to sign was that he is reuniting with his former head coach with the Atlanta Falcons. Dan Quinn was hired to try and correct the manifold woes under Mike Nolan. Neal may not be the only former Falcon that comes to Dallas, either. The team is hosting safety Damontae Kazee this week. There may be a decision made between him and Malik Hooker, but it is not impossible that both might be offered contracts given the needs in the secondary. The visits reflect the need to determine how they both have recovered from some serious injuries of their own, and physicals will play a significant role