Dallas Cowboys: Trai Essex
March, 13, 2012
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com
At 3:01 CT the free agency period starts in the NFL.
With that we've got a list of potential targets for the Cowboys:
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- Brandon Carr, CB: Finished with four interceptions and 13 pass breakups for the Kansas City Chiefs.
- Cortland Finnegan, CB: Credited with five tackles for loss and 12 pass breakups for Tennessee.
- Richard Marshall, CB: Started nine games for Arizona last season and finished with three picks.
- Eric Wright, CB: Ended 2011 with four interceptions and 16 pass breakups for Detroit.
- Evan Mathis, G: Started 15 of 16 games at left guard for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2011.
- Ben Grubbs, G: A 2011 Pro Bowler from the left guard spot for Baltimore.
- Carl Nicks, G: The premier free-agent guard on the market. Might go back to New Orleans.
- Trai Essex, G: A backup guard for Pittsburgh who can also play a little tackle.
- Chris Myers, C: One of the best centers in the game. Houston covets him, though.
- David Hawthorne, ILB: A nice fit in the Cowboys' scheme. Led Seattle in total tackles.
- Dan Connor, ILB: Finished with 75 tackles and three tackles for loss with Carolina.
- Shaun Hill, QB: Backed up Matthew Stafford in Detroit last season.
- Kyle Orton, QB: Cowboys tried claiming him last season, but missed. Threw 10 TD and 11 INTs last year.
- Luke McCown, QB: Was Blaine Gabbert's backup in Jacksonville.