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Cowboys take a look at potential “war daddy” in Derek Barnett

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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was frank about his offseason goals, hoping to add a “war daddy” to his defense.

They’re at least taking a look at a guy who was one in college.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Cowboys have brought Tennessee defensive end Derek Barnett for a visit. Barnett has also visited with the Buccaneers and had a private workout with the Falcons.

Barnett did not wow scouts with his testing numbers at the Scouting Combine (running a 4.88-second 40 while recovering from an illness), but you can’t argue with his production.

He had double-digit sacks in each of his three seasons at Tennessee, and broke the school record for sacks (33) which was held by some guy named Reggie White.

The Cowboys have clearly been looking for someone to get to the quarterback (a search which has spanned generations), and Barnett’s the kind of player who has shown he can make an impact.

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20 Responses to “Cowboys take a look at potential “war daddy” in Derek Barnett”
  1. arzcardinals says: Apr 11, 2017 8:36 AM

    You beat a record by Reggie White….that’s impressive!

  2. eazeback says: Apr 11, 2017 9:13 AM

    i say trade back and get another 2nd round pick. I don’t trust this guy to have the same production and we can get more players to start this way

  3. greenbleeder says: Apr 11, 2017 9:15 AM

    Reggie > Derek

    God Bless the Minister of Defense. GO BIRDS!

  4. medialovesthecowboys says: Apr 11, 2017 9:15 AM

    Could be special

  5. redlikethepig says: Apr 11, 2017 9:17 AM

    I wonder where Jerry Jones gets these sayings?

  6. saints737 says: Apr 11, 2017 9:20 AM

    No way this guy lasts til Dallas’ pick

  7. XaqFields says: Apr 11, 2017 9:26 AM

    The Cowboys have clearly been looking for someone to get to the quarterback (a search which has spanned generations)

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    Nice little dig, but I seem to remember a guy named DeMarcus Ware not that long ago who did a fine job at that. A hall of fame job, even.

  8. infectorman says: Apr 11, 2017 9:32 AM

    Just as long as they keep that Perv Elliott “abreast” of the situation, all will be fine in glitz/glam Dallas

  9. weepingjebus says: Apr 11, 2017 9:42 AM

    I think Jerry just mashes words together until they sound cool. “We need a blitz vortex, a real press piledriver. Some guy that can shed a block and really lay a riptide shear on a guy. Somebody bring me a whiskey avalanche with a twist of mistletoe.”

  10. 700levelvet says: Apr 11, 2017 10:07 AM

    The…”Most mediocre franchise in sports”…

  11. staffordisbetterthanyourteamsqb says: Apr 11, 2017 10:10 AM

    The term “war daddy” is such an ignorant, stupid sounding thing to say that it could have only come from Jerry Jones’s mouth

  12. sportoficionado says: Apr 11, 2017 10:21 AM

    For sure a solid prospect that could blossom in the league with his particular skill set, not sure he lasts until pick 28 though. If he does then it is a no brainer.

  13. SparkyGump says: Apr 11, 2017 10:22 AM

    Good pick. It doesn’t matter if you have Deon in his prime in pass coverage if you can’t pressure the quarterback.

  14. dee6634 says: Apr 11, 2017 10:26 AM

    Jerry is so stupid he’s built the Cowboys into the most valuable franchise in the NFL.

  15. legreeellen123 says: Apr 11, 2017 10:39 AM

    There’s nothing wrong with the term war daddy. people are always hating on the man that works so hard to get a championship.

  16. chinahand11 says: Apr 11, 2017 10:43 AM

    “The term “war daddy” is such an ignorant, stupid sounding thing to say that it could have only come from Jerry Jones’s mouth.”

    Brad Pitt’s nickname in the movie Fury (a great war movie btw). Jerry probably saw the film and copycatted it, one of his usual M.O’s.

  17. metalup666 says: Apr 11, 2017 11:16 AM

    The…”Most mediocre franchise in sports”…

    How bout them Eagles….!

  18. coachdre1 says: Apr 11, 2017 12:33 PM

    Cowboys have hit dead on with offensive talent through the years… defense has yet to scratch the surface. All bad picks.

    Jerry should jump up and get this guy. I think he’ll be great in the NFL as a Cowboy.

  19. bobthebillsfan says: Apr 11, 2017 12:55 PM

    The Cowboys are arguably the most valuable sports franchise – Jerry Jones has done an exceedingly good job marketing them. As as GM, he has been a failure. True, Barry Switzer won a SB with the team that Jimmy Jones built (Jerry Jones’ first year acting as GM), but since that time (22 years) the Cowboys are a disappointing 3-9 in the playoffs with 6 one and dones. Jerry Jones’ marketing brilliance is shown in the fact that he uses terms (whether he invented it or not) to draw attention to the Cowboys. His weekly radio shows, that often get coverage here are another example of his marketing skills.

    As a GM in charge of personnel decisions, he sucks and would have been fired long ago. As GM in charge of growing the value of the franchise, he is the best.

  20. 1bigtex says: Apr 13, 2017 6:49 AM

    700levelvet says:
    Apr 11, 2017 10:07 AM
    The…”Most mediocre franchise in sports”…
    _____________________________
    From a fan of a team that is championship free since Ike was in office. 10 different Presidents and counting!

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