One of the great things about the Scouting Combine is that it brings the brass of each NFL team together to meet with not only potential draft picks, but the representatives of all of the free agents set to hit the market on March 13th.
Everyone and anyone associated with the NFL is in Indianapolis it seems, and this is the opportunity for teams to see if they have realistic shots at the players at the top of their wish lists.
There is no secret that the Dallas Cowboys have to add cornerbacks to their roster. They currently have three under contract; Mike Jenkins, Orlando Scandrick and Terence Newman, and Newman is widely expected to receive his walking papers after an illustrious career in Big D.
Illustrious too strong? Extremely competent? Naw, screw that. TNew was elite for 2-3 years, but just like they are doing with DeMarcus Ware and Tony Romo, Dallas is wasting the prime of talented amigos.
Anyways, word came out that Dallas "covets" Kansas City cornerback Brandon Carr, a 26 year old free agent to be. Carr stands at 6'0", 207 lbs and allowed less than a 50% completion percentage against him last season. The Chiefs have recently signed Stanford Routt to go along with emerging stud Brandon Flowers and may be looking to move on from Carr. Of course, with all their cap space they have more than enough wherewithal to have all three in the fold and this may be moot.
However last night, Sports Illustrated's Tony Pauline had the following exciting news for Cowboys fans:
Teams in Indianapolis fully Brandon Carr will end up a member of the Dallas Cowboys via free agency..— TonyPauline (@TonyPauline) February 27, 2012
Well if the other teams are so sure about it, there must be some indications from both parties that they would like it to come to fruition. Obviously, all of this can change in a flash, but for now this is something for Cowboys fans to rally around.
The question is, what does Kansas City want to do? A franchise tag changes everything, as I doubt Dallas is willing to give up the draft picks for Carr.
Now if you want to talk about giving up draft picks for Ravens restricted free agent cornerback Lardarius Webb, pull up a chair.