The Dallas Cowboys have not one, but two young pass rushers facing four-game suspensions to begin the 2016 season, they’re coming off a season in which they finished tied 25th in the league in sacks, and they’re also without troubled former All-Pro Greg Hardy, who provided six of their 31 sacks a year ago.
That is, it would seem the Cowboys could use some pass rush help. But executive vice president Stephen Jones says they won’t look for that help in the form of a veteran outside of Valley Ranch.
The question was asked by Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, who threw out Dwight Freeney’s name as a veteran defensive end who could come in and help the Cowboys in what sure seems like a time of need.
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But Jones responded that the Cowboys “want to see their young guys first.”
Last year, Freeney was signed by the Cardinals in October in the wake of an injury to outside linebacker Alex Okafor and went on to lead the team with eight sacks. He’s starting to line up free agent visits, but the Cowboys aren’t on his itinerary to this point.