Cowboys not in play for Bobby Wagner

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Not long after the Seahawks cut Bobby Wagner came a report that the Cowboys had contacted the veteran linebacker. It made sense, after all, since Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn was Wagner’s defensive coordinator in Seattle for two seasons.

But that’s apparently as far as the Cowboys’ interest went.

Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones indicated the team is not in the running for Wagner.

“Obviously, Dan’s had a history with Bobby and knows him well (so) you look into it,” Jones said, via Jori Epstein of USA Today. “He’s a great, great football player, Hall of Fame-type player. But as it turned out, it didn’t work out with us.”

The Cowboys have not signed a big-name, big-money free agent from outside the team since signing cornerback Brandon Carr to a five-year, $50.1 million deal in 2012. Instead of spending big money on Wagner, the Cowboys addressed their linebacker position by re-signing Leighton Vander Esch to a one-year deal with a maximum value of $3 million.

Rams coach Sean McVay confirmed the Rams still have interest in Wagner, who recently visited the Ravens. But Wagner reportedly is seeking a one-year, $11 million contract, which likely explains why he remains a free agent three weeks after his release.

9 responses to “Cowboys not in play for Bobby Wagner

  1. Dumb decision. Need more defense than ever. Prescott and Elliot are enjoying their money.

  2. The Cowboys sure like they have made no attempt to improve the team from last year (and they were not that good) in fact it looks like they have gotten much worse with most of their hope placed on a receiver coming off of a late season ACL that will be lucky if he is anywhere near what he was before the injury by mid to late season. Sure looks like Dak (and Zeke’s) wages are hurting the team and its ability to actually improve.

  3. Come on man. Finally a stud of a defensive player and this clown passes. But they signed Kearse!

  4. Was hoping Baltimore would land him. But, the the track record for organizations throwing money at older players that want to be paid for the memories has not been good with a few notable exceptions, like Brady. I hope Baltimore pulls the offer off the table and targets someone younger that has upside instead of downside.

  5. Brian Francisco says:
    March 30, 2022 at 12:30 pm
    One year at $11 million is what he’s seeking? Why?
    I don’t get it either. I would love to see him on the Ravens, but not at that price. Ravens have too many other, more pressing, needs.

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