The Dallas Cowboys is being mentioned as a landing spot for Giants’ free agent LB Chase Blackburn.
From Rotoworld: The Giants seem to be moving on from the lead-footed soon-to-be 30-year-old Blackburn, as they are only willing to bring him back on a one-year deal at the minimum. Blackburn could compete for the strong-side job in Dallas, but he’d likely just be a backup. He started 15 games in the middle for the Giants in 2012.
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Dallas doesn’t seem to be in need of linebackers. Depth, perhaps, which is why they would want Chase.
Dan Connor, who replaced Sean Lee after he was injured last season, is a free agent. The Cowboys released him when he didn’t agree to a pay cut. Two other vets brought in last year – Ernie Sims and Brady Poppinga – are also free agents.
The Cowboys are looking for an inexpensive option at LB. Blackburn, at the right price, can provide that plus help out on specials.
It looks like Dallas is fairly set at LB but depth is always being sought in this league. Lee and Bruce Carter are coming off injuries but they are solid NFL starters when healthy. The Cowboys are also high on reserves Alex Albright and Kyle Wilbur.
They franchised DE Anthony Spencer but is still unclear if he will be play DE or be converted to LB in Monte Kiffin’s new 4-3 defense. There are rumblings he may even be traded.