Source: Cowboys to host free agent linebacker Dan Connor


The Dallas Cowboys are moving on from veteran inside linebackers Keith Brooking and Bradie James, and attempting to get younger at the position.

Sean Lee, 25, is entrenched as a starter at one of the inside spots. 2011 second-round pick Bruce Carter, 24, is a candidate to fill the other.

The Cowboys want competition for Carter, however. A league source tells Florio that Dallas has scheduled a free agent visit with Dan Connor.

Connor, 26, is a quality run-stopping inside ‘backer who was underutilized in Carolina for most of the past four seasons. He was playing behind Jon Beason. Connor still earned 19 starts, tallying 156 tackles and a forced fumble.

Connor is the 36th overall player on PFT’s Free Agency Hot 100.