According to Nick Underhill of the Advocate, there were “strong rumors” last year that the Cowboys showed interest in Saints S Kenny Vaccaro, who is now in line to be an unrestricted free agent next month.
Clarence Hill reported a few months ago that the Cowboys tried to trade CB Orlando Scandrick to the Saints for Vaccaro during the draft last year, so this isn’t the first we’ve heard about Dallas’ interest in Vaccaro.
Vaccaro was reportedly available for trade at the start of the regular season but no deal was reached and he ultimately finished out the 2017 season in New Orleans.
Vaccaro, 26, is a former first-round pick of the Saints back in 2013. He was in the final year of his four-year, $9.425 million contract when the Saints elected to pick up his fifth-year option last year that will pay him $5.676 million for the 2017 season.
Vaccaro will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
In 2017, Vaccaro appeared in 12 games for the Saint and recorded 60 tackles, 1.5 sacks, three interceptions, a fumble recovery returned for a touchdown and seven pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 88 safety out of 88 qualifying players.
We have him featured in our Top 100 – 2018 NFL Free Agents list.