Breaking: Dallas Cowboys Linked With $33 Million Cornerback Ahead of Free Agency…

After inking a four-year $33 million contract with the Indianapolis Colts in 2019, Kenny Moore is about to leave the team and become a free agent soon. Out of all the teams in the NFL, the Dallas Cowboys makes sense for the cornerback.

Just last season, the Cowboys showed how dominant by winning the NFC East division for the first time since 2021. When all was said and done, their 12-5 record gave them the second seed in the playoffs

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Feb 4, 2024; Orlando, FL, USA; NFC wide receiver CeeDee Lamb (88) of the Dallas Cowboys reacts during the 2024 Pro Bowl at Camping World Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports
 

Unfortunately, the Cowboys playoff run got cut short when the Green Bay Packers surprised everyone by eliminating them. Thanks to a breakout performance by Jordan Love, Dallas became the first team to lose to a seventh seed since the playoff bracket was expanded several years ago.

With free agency looming close, the Cowboys can prevent that frustrating loss from happening ever again. And while the team was in the top five when it came to offense and defense, signing free agents to boost the latter is always a welcome development.

Why The Dallas Cowboys Must Consider Kenny Moore In Free Agency

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Indianapolis Colts cornerback Kenny Moore II (23) stands on the sideline Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023, during a game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.

At this point in time, there are several names the Cowboys must keep an eye on for free agency. Aaron Schatz explains why the Colts’ Kenny Moore makes perfect sense for Dallas next season in his article for ESPN:

“However, both Stephon Gilmore and Jourdan Lewis are free agents, and they could use an upgrade at slot cornerback with Diggs and DaRon Bland holding down the outside. Enter Moore, possibly the league’s top slot corner. He ranked 11th last season in coverage DVOA among all corners with at least 300 coverage snaps.

The Colts ranked 25th covering outside wide receivers but third covering wide receivers in the slot. Moore also helps in run defense, ranking second among all corners with 43 combined run tackles and assists. His average run tackle last season came after a gain of just 2.9 yards, second in the NFL among cornerbacks with at least 15 combined run tackles,” Schatz wrote.

After a career year in Indianapolis, Moore has to cash in and sign with a contender. At 28 years old, the cornerback isn’t getting young, and the clock is ticking for him to win a championship.

 

Dallas Cowboys, Kenny Moore, Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts cornerback Kenny Moore II (23) is celebrated for his tackle on Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (28), not shown, with linebacker K’Lavon Chaisson (45) during the third quarter of an NFL football matchup Sunday, Oct. 15, 2023 at EverBank Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla. The Jacksonville Jaguars defeated the Indianapolis Colts 37-20. [Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Union]

In any case, both the Cowboys and Moore may come to a huge decision in the coming weeks. For the former, though, getting the Colts’ cornerback may prove to be the win they need to get them over the hump next season.

 

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Tennessee Titans quarterback Will Levis (8) leaps over Indianapolis Colts cornerback Kenny Moore II (23), linebacker Zaire Franklin (44), and linebacker E.J. Speed (45) for a first down during the first quarter at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tenn., Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023.