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Tackle Eric Winston continues to look for a job.  He could be finding one in Dallas.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Cowboys and Winston currently are in talks regarding a possible contract.

If Winston joins the Cowboys, that could seal the fate of Doug Free in Dallas.  Free’s future has been the subject of much speculation, and having Winston under contract would allow the Cowboys to either dump Free or squeeze him into doing a much less favorable deal.

Winston surprisingly was released by the Chiefs, with whom he signed last year after surprisingly being released by the Texans.

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  1. purplekoolaid1 says: Apr 8, 2013 3:49 PM

    Surprisingly, Jerry is starting to make some solid moves.

  2. hartcarluncarlun says: Apr 8, 2013 3:50 PM

    That does it……Dallas just raised the market for OT by about 5mill per year.

  3. larryboodry says: Apr 8, 2013 3:52 PM

    I’m surprised the Bears didn’t take a look at him.

  4. logicailvoicesays says: Apr 8, 2013 3:54 PM

    Third rate team signing castoff players. Does anyone really wonder why the NFC East provides the Redskins with 6 wins a year on the way to the Super Bowl?

  5. daysend564 says: Apr 8, 2013 3:57 PM

    Fan of 4th rate team attempting to make fun of 3rd rate teams?

  6. olosomerollers says: Apr 8, 2013 3:58 PM

    has Winston been a Solid OT has he? i need answers please?

  7. amac0109 says: Apr 8, 2013 4:02 PM

    Don’t get too excited Cowboys fans.. Him getting cut by two teams in two years isn’t all that surprising if you watched the games.

  8. footballfather says: Apr 8, 2013 4:08 PM

    Winston is (supposedly) a very good RT…..why has he been unexpectedly released two years in a row by two different teams?

  9. pjd2012 says: Apr 8, 2013 4:19 PM

    Lets keep our fingers crossed.

  10. wilsonwillbreaku says: Apr 8, 2013 4:20 PM

    Yawn…

  11. washingtondclovesthecowboys says: Apr 8, 2013 4:27 PM

    Logicailvoicesays please shut up your team is build with castoffs!
    D hall,London f,Stephen b,Santana m,should I keep going! And at least we didn’t give up the first round draft picks for a qb and then almost ruin his career the first season! So be careful who call 3 rate!

  12. dalucks says: Apr 8, 2013 4:28 PM

    Doug Free must be really bad if they consider Eric Winston an upgrade.
    If the goal is to improve your offensive line then Eric Winston is not the guy you want.
    Has anyone considered that the problem might be OL coach Bill Callahan?
    Eric Winston is great with the media after the game but his on-field production is declining rapidly.
    Good luck with Winston, from a Texan fan.

  13. germanstingray says: Apr 8, 2013 4:31 PM

    It will be 100% sickening if Winston doesn’t get a contract from the Cowboys.

    Actually, Dallas might be looking to add him to their cheerleading squad so that he can teach the fans how and when to cheer.

  14. larryboodry says: Apr 8, 2013 4:34 PM

    logicailvoicesays says: Apr 8, 2013 3:54 PM

    “Third rate team signing castoff players. Does anyone really wonder why the NFC East provides the Redskins with 6 wins a year on the way to the Super Bowl?”

    No…no one really wonders…Nor does anyone care.

    And what Super Bowl?

  15. fatcamper says: Apr 8, 2013 4:36 PM

    As a Cowboys fan this is a familiar formula. Overpay a guy with a reputation that exceeds his play; Wait for the media hype over the improvement at that position; Rejoice in being paper champions until the season actually begins.

  16. texaspistoleer says: Apr 8, 2013 4:51 PM

    I’ve been a big fan of Winston, but . . .
    Released once = surprise;
    Released twice = red flag.

  17. FinFan68 says: Apr 8, 2013 4:54 PM

    It’s hard to see the mirrors through all the smoke. It is likely a ploy by Rosenhous to get Miami to make a better offer. Winston said he wants to go there. It won’t work. His price will come down.

  18. jkennedy1970 says: Apr 8, 2013 4:57 PM

    According to the DMN, the Cowboys are NOT talking to Winston and don’t plan to pursue him.

  19. mcaje says: Apr 8, 2013 5:01 PM

    Pro Football Focus grades him (15.1) as #8 of 43 Free Agent OTs, right behind Phil Loadholt (15.9) and just ahead of Brandon Albert (13.8).

  20. caseyinkc says: Apr 8, 2013 5:07 PM

    dalucks says:
    Apr 8, 2013 4:28 PM
    Doug Free must be really bad if they consider Eric Winston an upgrade.
    If the goal is to improve your offensive line then Eric Winston is not the guy you want.
    Has anyone considered that the problem might be OL coach Bill Callahan?
    Eric Winston is great with the media after the game but his on-field production is declining rapidly.
    Good luck with Winston, from a Texan fan.

    _____________________________________________________

    I agree with you Eric Winston is no upgrade. I disagree with you about him being great with the media.

    Good luck with Winston, from a Chiefs fan that doesn’t appreciate his post-game interviews.

  21. mrbigass says: Apr 8, 2013 5:07 PM

    In Houston we were very surprised he was released. A steady run blocker but his pass protection was hit and miss.

    Smart guy and not sure why the unsteady job streak. Houston’s right side o-line never seemed to get on track after he left…..

  22. doublenickelz says: Apr 8, 2013 5:15 PM

    Love how everyone likes to pounce on every move the cowboys make…worry about your own teams!

  23. dirtybird28 says: Apr 8, 2013 5:40 PM

    Dallas needs an RT not named Doug Free but I dunno if Winston is that guy… Then again, anything would really be better than Free. If Free is smart, he’ll take a pay cut (which would probably be more than he’ll find on the open market) and test his luck as a G or backup…

  24. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Apr 8, 2013 6:05 PM

    Winston has a rating of 15.1 which puts him in the top 10 free agent tackles. He definitely represents an upgrade over Doug Free but it is concerning that Winston keeps getting cut by teams after a year. What’s up with that?

    I’ve also read Jerry is interested in OT Clabo who ranks higher than Winston and cut by the Falcons.

  25. redsoxu571 says: Apr 8, 2013 6:39 PM

    -This is a potential discussion from one source…no reason to judge pro or con when we don’t even know how legit this is
    -It’s REALLY silly to snark about how this is “typical Cowboys” and a “Jones overpay” when we wouldn’t even know the contract. Would you see this as a bad move if he signed for 1 year, $1.5M?
    -It wouldn’t take much for him to be an upgrade over Free
    -Not very fair to judge Callahan considering how short his tenure with the team has been. This will be a “put up or shut up” season for him, though

  26. slickster35 says: Apr 8, 2013 7:44 PM

    If the Chiefs released him you know he’s not much.

    He was an upgrade over our last RT, but so is a speed bump. Good run blocker, terrible edge blocker in the passing game. Remember when Cassel got crushed and some fans cheered? Yeah, that was Winston watching his guy kill the QB. Thats why he acted so offended. Those PFF numbers are why their stat analysis is skewed way off from the actual truth. He’s ranked above Branden Albert who gave up one sack all year, and is twice the lineman Winston will ever be.

    Good luck with this guy, and good riddance.

  27. dallas1993 says: Apr 8, 2013 8:46 PM

    Thats a score right there. Regardless of how anyone feels about it, the guy is an exceptional player. And looks like a super star compared to D. Free…

  28. odie4885 says: Apr 8, 2013 9:24 PM

    Free has been the worst o linemen in the league for the last 2+ yrs..anybody is an upgrade over him

  29. hemisweeeet says: Apr 8, 2013 10:13 PM

    This guy is a bigmouth always looking for a microphone

  30. alxgmz says: Apr 9, 2013 12:14 AM

    Red flag but i think this is a way of telling Doug Free to take a pay cut and at the same time it doesn’t hurt to view other players. Just Jerry blowing smoke and this is a rare good one.

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