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Cowboys Showing “Significant Interest” In DE Julius Peppers



According to Jason La Canfora, the Cowboys’ interest in free agent DE Julius Peppers is “quite real.

  • Josina Anderson of ESPN reports that the Cowboys are showing “significant interest” in Peppers.
  • However, Anderson adds that an agreement isn’t a guarantee at this point in time.

Peppers, 34, did produce 46 tackles, 7.5 sacks, two forced fumbles an interception and a fumble returned for a touchdown in 2013.


Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas, citing multiple sources, reports that the Cowboys have interest in former Bears DE Julius Peppers.

  • Archer adds that Dallas has also scheduled a visit with Bears free agent DT Henry Melton as well.
  • Ian Rapoport reports that Cowboys are interested in Peppers “at the right price.

Both players have played for Cowboys DC Rod Marinelli while in Chicago, and also fit two of their most pressing needs now that they have lost Jason Hatcher to the Redskins and are expected to lose Anthony Spencer as well.

Archer mentions that the Cowboys have around $7 million available cap space to work with, so compensation could, of course, be an issue regarding any potential deals.

Melton is coming off of a serious knee injury and Peppers is an aging player well into his thirties, so it’s reasonable to think that they could get one of the these guys at a reasonable price.

  • Fbrets Brets

    Lets get down to the real problem, the coaching staff and Jerry Jones! He fired Rob Ryan and Rob took the NO Saints from being a last place defense to forth and among the better pass defenses in the league. So that tells me it was not Rob’s fault that the Dallas defense played the way they did, it was the personal he had to work with, and yes, Rob had players injured, and yes a offense does contribute to what happens on defense.

    Bottom line this coaching staff is dysfunctional.

    Besides of just fixing the
    cap, let’s fix what is broken!

    That means blow up this coaching staff as well! Just like the owner Jerry Jones!

    In January 2007, Garrett was hired by the Dallas Cowboys as offensive coordinator.

    This has been Jason Garrett’s system! So what has his system
    and play calling got us!

    Two division wins and one playoff win and a lot of 8 and 8.

    Seeing Jason Garrett smiling at the combine piss me off! Doesn’t he realize that his so called experienced coaching staff lost to a Rookie head coach? Jason when is the last time you won ten games? When is the last time you beat a team with a
    winning record?

    They did it with an Offensive Coordinator that had only one year experience as an OC with the Rams, and one year as a Head Coach and was fired and he beat the 73 old cover two guru?

    Their defensive coordinator was consider a joke, an afterthought; because they took so long to pick a coach that there was no one left qualified to take the
    job. His first run was with the 49ers in 2005-2006 and his second
    was with Arizona in 2009-2010. Neither of those terms was pretty, rank 32nd
    and 29th and fired both times!

    The guy beat you! Yes Jason, he beat your system, the one you spent years developing the first time out of the box, if their Offense had of score more points and their QB did not get hurt we might have lost to them both games and this was their first year going to a 3-4!

    They have a rookie offensive line coach, granted from the University of Alabama, but in his first year he put to shame your so called NFL experienced offensive line staff leading the NFL in running the ball, PFF has their line ranked as the 7th best in the NFL.

    If you don’t have the right personal who’s fault is it?

    You had the guts to walk around smiling when your coaching staff got beat by a bunch of rookies and misfits?

    You are happy to be reunited with Scott Linehan? He will fit perfectly, his best record as a head coach was with the Rams, 8 and 8, than 3 and 13, fired after 4 games and the team went on to 2-14.

    The thing that should all of us fans regarding Linehan is the lack of points scored in the years he was running offenses with top talents such as Johnson, Holt, Jackson and two quarterbacks with strong arms in Stafford and Bulger.

    In the past eight seasons, Linehan’s offenses ranked in the top 10 just twice and finished lower than 25th three times. I am not even going to touch on the number of interception his QB threw.

    You are happy because no way is Jerry going to replace you with Scott.

    What will it take Jerry to blow up this coaching staff?

    On the other hand Chip Kelly puts more players in space than NASA.

    Jerry it is time to blow this up and the right year to do it, the best and deepest draft in years, time to draft players that fit today NFL and not draft throwback players that fit Jason’s and Monty’s system.

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