K.J. Wright has Cowboys on his list of “dream teams”

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Linebacker K.J. Wright is one of the top remaining free agents. He ranks 66th on PFT’s top-100 list and is one of only 17 players uncommitted to a team for 2021.

Wright told Mike Fisher of SI.com that he would love to play for the Cowboys.

“Dallas has certainly always been on my list of ‘dream teams,”’ Wright said. “With coach Dan Quinn there, and with other aspects of that team and that defense, I do think it’s one of the teams I fit in with.”

The Cowboys have some questions at linebacker: Sean Lee is a free agent and perhaps eyeing retirement; Leighton Vander Esch has missed 13 games over the past two seasons and has a history of neck injuries; and Jaylon Smith is coming off a so-so season in 2020.

Quinn, the team’s new defensive coordinator, already has recruited a pair of his former Falcons defenders in Keanu Neal and Damontae Kazee. Wright calls Quinn a “defensive mastermind.”

Wright, 31, started 140 games in 10 seasons in Seattle, making the Pro Bowl in 2016. He has 941 tackles, six interceptions, 11 forced fumbles and 54 pass breakups in his career.

“I haven’t made any decisions yet,” Wright told Fisher. “But it’s a big one, and I’m looking forward to the future.”

10 responses to “K.J. Wright has Cowboys on his list of “dream teams”

  1. KJ is a solid player and outstanding person. Any team would be lucky to get him signed for the next couple years. I’m still hopeful that the Seahawks figure out how to resign him. In any case, I am a huge fan of his & want him to get whatever he can in his next contract.

  2. Think his bargaining over has been greatly reduced….solid player. Can help a team, and seems like a character guy (hard to find nowadays). Would be a decent fit for the Cowboys….and as a Cowboy fan, we need to change it up. Sean Lee can’t be the answer.

  3. He would be AWESOME for Dallas – still a solid player and a GREAT leader for the young guys.

  4. Any team would be lucky to have KJ. Fantastic human being, coming off of a career year. Really hopeful the Hawks figure out how to get back.

  5. Dallas has much better looking uniforms than the dorky ones that the Sea Dorks have. Can’t blame KJ Wright for wanting a change.

  6. Really hoping they find a way to bring him back. Other than Wagner, who is and has been the best MLB in the game, there has been no more consistent defender in the last 10 years than KJ Wright for the Seahawks, and last season was right up there with his best yet, despite being 31 and supposedly “losing a step”, which I never really bought anyway.

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