Cowboys agree to deal with Kony Ealy

AP

The Cowboys landed Kony Ealy, a day after he got out of the boat.

According to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network, the Cowboys have agreed to a deal with the former Jets pass-rusher.

Ealy visited but left without a deal yesterday, but they apparently patched things up.

He spent last year with the Jets, after the Patriots cut him. New England acquired him in a deal with the Panthers for a swap of eight spots in the draft.

That’s a swift fall for a guy who had one of the best individual games in Super Bowl history. He had three sacks, intercepted a pass and forced a fumble in the Panthers’ loss to the Broncos in Super Bowl 50, but he never capitalized on that momentum the following season, with just five sacks.

The 26-year-old still has potential, the Cowboys certainly needed the help.

19 responses to “Cowboys agree to deal with Kony Ealy

  1. A few years ago I would be excited by this signing,
    however, this is just a depth chart signing ..with no
    risk. If Ealy can get in shape and return to his first
    year production it’s a win. When he ran his conditioning
    test in New England he embarrassed himself hence
    he was out of New England. He had a few good years
    but that was a lifetime ago in the NFL ..I hope he
    makes it back.

  2. If the Pats can’t get it out of him, can the Cowboys? With that said, in the past few seasons those Has Beens or Never Was’s haven’t worked out so well with the Boys. Remember last year how the low budget signings turn out? Most did not last the full season!

  3. you can never have enough d-ends, just ask the Giants when they won those Super Bowls against the Patsies.
    The Boys need to draft a linebacker, receiver, then add a pass catching tight-end, a safety and some o-line depth.

  4. Dallas is making all the right moves. Nothing blockbuster , just modest moves here and there. Dallas is stacking on solid depth. Marinelli will know how to use him. Welcome to Dallas. We are flying under the radar and I’m loving it!

  5. Dallas has added good depth at DE and OL. Games are won in the trenches. The player that no one is talking about is Tapper.
    You add Tapper and Possibly Greggory and DE is and will be fresh all season. Quarter Four will be like Quarter Two for these DE’s. We are thin at LB and I will be shocked if that isnt the first pick. It would be crazy to some how still land Earl Thomas.

    Finished last year with a #8 ranked defense. Finished last year with a winning record. Thus without Zeke for 10 and a Rookie secondary. This as well with Dak getting CLOBBERED and having happy feet.

    Did we fix the glaring needs to improve to win just 4 more games…… Oh Yeah.

    AND FOR FANS WHOM CLAIM THAT HE ISNT VERY GOOD…. THINK SYSTEM AND SCHEME! THE GUY WAS NEVER WITH THE CORRECT TEAMS! OH HE HAS TALENT, THAT IS EVIDENCE IN HIS FLASHES OF PLAYS! HE JUST NEEDED THE RIGHT TEAM SYSTEM AND TOP 10 DEFENSE! D E P T H ….. WONT BE A PROBLEM THIS YEAR!

  6. Saw him up here in new england and he looked unmotivated, slow and robotic. I guess it’s worth a try but this isn’t acquiring charles haley

  7. jimnaizeeum says:
    April 5, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    He isn’t very good
    ………………………………………..

    Yeah 90 tackles with 15 sacks, 2 int’s 2 fumble recoveries in 4 yrs.
    Whatever.

  8. txmidnite

    15 sacks in 4 years is good?
    Less than a sack every 4 games isn’t great, why do you think he’s on his 4th team already.

  9. I love how all these bitter Pats fans (the truth) like to come on Cowboys stories and say how Ealy isn’t very good, looks slow and robotic etc.

    If Belicheat was so smart why did he give up a 2nd round pick for Ealy and then put him on waivers shortly after? Did he not watch film on Ealy before he traded for him and why didn’t he realize that he didn’t fit their defensive scheme?

  10. He was pretty decent for a few years in Carolina, and looked like their next pass rusher at the DE position. Then his production dropped after the SB loss, and Belichick showed up with a second rounder. That was a strange trade, considering NE’s defense versus Carolina’s, but Ealy’s time with the Jets (or lack thereof) plus his time in NE shows what most who’ve seen him since Missouri know: he’s best in a 4-3 defense. Dallas fits him better than NE or NYJ, and he’ll be good as a rotational guy, if he doesn’t reclaim his early form.

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