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.
- 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.