The Dallas Cowboys lost one promising young defensive end on Thursday, when the Washington Redskins signed Stephen Bowen to a five-year deal worth $27.5 million. Now, it appears they might lose another.
Jason Hatcher is set to visit the Denver Broncos on Friday. The Cowboys offered Hatcher a deal recently, but he turned it down in order to see if he, like his now-former-teammate Bowen, can find a hefty payday elsewhere.
In 13 games in 2010, Hatcher recorded 17 tackles, a sack and two quarterback pressures. The pair of Bowen and Hatcher played no small part in the team’s blase approach to keeping Marcus Spears over the past few years, but now, it’s not unlikely that the team will lose all three.
The team has been mentioned in connection with former Packers’ end Cullen Jenkins, a free agent, and this interest will likely grow if Hatcher indeed departs for greener pastures. Executive vice president Stephen Jones said of addressing such needs through free agency recently, per ESPN Dallas, "Yeah, not in the next day, but this is a process."
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