NFL rumors: Cowboys going star hunting early in free agency
The Dallas Cowboys missed out on freeback Bobby Wagner last year. The latest NFL rumors suggest that they are hoping the second time around will be the charm.
After being cut by the Seahawks last year, Bobby Wagner has landed with the defending Super Bowl champion LA Rams.
He was looking to play for a competitor but the wheels fell in Los Angeles in 2022 and he once again got the release treatment as the Rams looked to free up cap space.
The last time Wagner was a free agent, the Cowboys appeared to be the Pro Bowler’s primary suitor. This time around, things haven’t changed with the NFL free agency opening for 2023. According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, Dallas still wants him.
NFL rumours: Cowboys are in contact with free agent LB Bobby Wagner
“The #Cowboys have contacted LB Bobby Wagner about their interest in signing him for the second time in as many years,” Werder tweeted Monday with the NFL free agency opener. The Seahawks are also interested. The source tells me that Wagner’s decision is not imminent as they both seek to establish their current value.”
Wagner was a six-time bowler and eight-time Pro Bowler in 10 years with the Seahawks. In his only season with the Rams, he did not make the Pro Bowl but was still a second-team AP All-Pro player with 140 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, six sacks, 10 QB hits, five pass defenses and two interceptions. .
He will be 33 by the time the 2023 season begins, but his performances last year suggest he has a lot to offer.
What’s up for debate is how much he’s worth as a free agent and how much the Cowboys are willing to invest in him relative to the Seahawks or other interested teams. Dallas has a lot to accomplish this season.
Wagner’s contract with the Rams was for five years and $50 million.
Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn was the defensive coordinator in Seattle for two seasons during Wagner’s tenure with the Seahawks.