The Cowboys chose to keep Terence Newman at $8 million last offseason rather than cut him and make a more aggressive push for Nnamdi Asomugha.
Dallas probably regretted that decision during the 2011 season when the secondary collapsed. Don’t expect them to make the same mistake twice.
Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com reports that the Cowboys have targeted Cortland Finnegan and Brandon Carr in free agency. They are the top two cornerbacks on the market and we suspect Dallas will do everything possible to lock up one of them.
Based on conversations at the Combine, PFT wrote Monday that the Cowboys would be aggressive in free agency upgrading the secondary.
Both Carr and Finnegan are technically candidates for the franchise tag. But the Chiefs are expected to use their tag on Dwayne Bowe. A league source indicates the Titans and Finnegan have made virtually no progress in contract talks and Tennessee is not expect to use the tag.
The Cowboys will have competition for both men. But the Cowboys usually get what they want in free agency if they truly want it. It’s clear they are ready to spend at cornerback.