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Cowboys, Jags reach out to Tyson Clabo

Tyson Clabo,  Jamaal Westerman AP

It didn’t take long for tackle Tyson Clabo to start hearing from teams after he was released by the Falcons.

Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports that the Cowboys and Jaguars have already reached out to Clabo about the possibility of adding him to their offensive lines. Both teams make a lot of sense as a potential landing spot.

The Cowboys currently have Doug Free and Jermey Parnell at right tackle and neither of them impressed during the 2012 season. There have been conflicting reports about whether Free would restructure his deal, which is set to count $10.02 million against the cap, or take a pay cut in order to stay with the team. Clabo’s availability could speed up a decision on that front.

The Jaguars don’t even have the limited comfort of a Free/Parnell duo and they’ve admitted to having no clue who would be their right tackle if the season were starting anytime soon. New General Manager Dave Caldwell knows Clabo from their days in Atlanta, something that could help the tackle find a new home in the south.

Clabo will likely be hearing from other teams in the coming days and weeks since there is no shortage of teams with shortages on their offensive lines. How many of them will be pushing to make a deal before finding out whether they can land a good prospect in the draft remains to be seen, but it is hard to believe Clabo’s going to have a tough time finding a new home.

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19 Responses to “Cowboys, Jags reach out to Tyson Clabo”
  1. dnelson21 says: Apr 5, 2013 10:40 AM

    Makes sense as an one-to-two year fill-in for Jacksonville, but doesn’t go with the current movement of free agents (young and cheap). If the Jags don’t attack tackle/OL in the first three rounds of the draft, I’d assume they’d take a legitimate shot at Clabo or Eric Winston.

  2. dirtybird28 says: Apr 5, 2013 10:43 AM

    I have no doubt that Clabo would be better than Parnell and Free, combined

  3. bhindenemylines says: Apr 5, 2013 10:44 AM

    Go get him Jerry. Then you’ll have more freedom on Draft Day to “take the best player available”.

  4. darocnessmonsta says: Apr 5, 2013 10:47 AM

    Boy do I kno how to call it look at my post from yesterday’s release of Clabo hope Cowboys can make it happen with the 5 mil they saved by signing Romo but like I said 1 yr 2.5 sounds about right

  5. paulsmith107 says: Apr 5, 2013 10:54 AM

    Make it happen Jerry Doug free can take a pay cut or take a hike. I would rather keep Parnell and have free take a hike. You have to protect romo sign Clabo maybe Brandon Moore draft the best available at 18 and rock and roll gooooo cowboys

  6. oldbyrd says: Apr 5, 2013 11:08 AM

    If The Eagles landed him (plenty of cap space) and drafted STAR……………………..LOOK OUT

  7. marylandcowboy says: Apr 5, 2013 11:22 AM

    Jerry you need to get this done quickly before he starts visiting more teams and the price goes way up. I like what paulsmith107 said grab Clabo and Brandon Moore if you can with just 5 million then grab Vacaro ay safety in the first round and go D line in the second and third rounds.

  8. fastspecv says: Apr 5, 2013 11:35 AM

    Cut Free
    Sign Clabo
    ?????
    Profit

  9. utlonghorn6623 says: Apr 5, 2013 11:37 AM

    Cowboys need to grab him ASAP. Cut Free he sucks

  10. h2ftw says: Apr 5, 2013 11:41 AM

    If Dallas does indeed sign Clabo, they’ll definitely cut Free — but after June 1 because it’ll clear more cap room if done at that time (from what I’ve read).

    Then, they could keep Parnell as a backup — and draft a guard like Warford (for I don’t see Cooper or Warmack lasting til #18).

    Or they could sign Clabo (T) and Moore (G) and draft Fluker (RT/Bama) or Williams (RT/UNC).

  11. h2ftw says: Apr 5, 2013 11:43 AM

    This 2013 NFL Draft will be deep at O-line.

  12. johnnyjagfan says: Apr 5, 2013 11:49 AM

    Clabo is a beast. He’s 31. Not sure how many more years he wants to play, but the Jags could really improve if he played 3-4 years and develop some talent drafted in later rounds to replace him in a few years. MJD would love Clabo.

  13. kenudo says: Apr 5, 2013 11:57 AM

    While it isn’t similar to the other types of deals the Jags have been making, it still makes a lot of sense because the Jags will very likely be starting a young QB no matter what this season. You aren’t setting a young guy up for success by sticking him behind UDFA quality talent like they have the last two seasons. Pay now for some adequate protection because it will help your QB’s progression in both the immediate and long term future.

  14. watchdawg1103 says: Apr 5, 2013 1:49 PM

    Jerry…you know what to do. Sign him, cut Free and save the money for the draft. I wouldn’t mind even biting on Woodson for safety depth. No one bit on him so far so should be able to get him cheap. Plus his leadership would be priceless.

  15. greatestgamensports says: Apr 5, 2013 2:20 PM

    Get it done Jerry then draft Kenny V. At 18

  16. umainebearman says: Apr 5, 2013 2:40 PM

    Anyone thats kept Matt Ryan healthy for this long is ok in my book. However as it stands the Cowboys have just enough to sign the draft picks. Clabo will not be in Dallas this season.

  17. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Apr 5, 2013 4:04 PM

    With Clabo being cut by the Falcons and considering his age, he doesn’t represent any long term solution at RT but he just might could give Dallas a solid year or two so they can set Doug Free, well free.

    And then they can focus on drafting a guard.

  18. purplekoolaid1 says: Apr 5, 2013 4:20 PM

    Good ole Skeletor needs to pull the trigger on this one, and fast. Free is a major liability out there and Clabo isn’t. Simple as that.

  19. divious24 says: Apr 5, 2013 6:30 PM

    If the cowboys get clabo then the 3 free agents would be all nice pickups for the offseason

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