The Seattle Seahawks and the Dallas Cowboys are both looking for new head coaches. The Seahawks are looking for both continuity and change, while the Cowboys are seeking a new coach who can revive the franchise after the collapse of the 2011 season. With the high-profile job openings, a rumor began that the Cowboys were in discussions with Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman to be their head coach.
The Dallas Cowboys plan to sign free agent cornerback Richard Sherman this offseason. It’s not that the Cowboys are desperate to add a cornerback, it’s that head coach Mike McCarthy doesn’t say no to Richard Sherman coming to the Cowboys.
In the last NFL draft, the Dallas Cowboys focused primarily on defense, as eight of their eleven selections came from that side of the ball. In addition to the kids, the Cowboys have moved into the free-agent market, including two safeties to help a team struggling to keep teams out of the end zone. But could this mean interest in vacant cornerback Richard Sherman?
The appointment of Dan Quinn as defensive coordinator has generated a lot of speculation about the link between Quinn and the former All-Pro linebacker. Before coaching the Atlanta Falcons to a Super Bowl victory, Quinn was defensive coordinator of the Seattle Seahawks for two seasons. Every year the Seahawks have made it to the Super Bowl, with one win and one loss. Given the Quinn connection, the Sherman-Dallas merger has been the subject of much hype.
Mike McCarthy did not turn down the Dallas Cowboys for contracting Sherman
. During an appearance on The Cris Collinsworth Podcast, Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy did not rule out the idea that Dallas could be fighting for Richard Sherman. But it wasn’t enthusiastic support either. Now, what we’re always talking about, we’re always looking, we’re always looking for something to update and add. There’s no doubt about that, but the salary cap we’re dealing with is also something we’re focusing on. I think that’s why you saw it. I mean, the 11 draft picks were done on purpose.
We had the opportunity to select 10 individuals, but the ability to select 11 individuals this year was critical for oversight and long-term planning for the development of our list. So we’re still looking, but I really like the competition we have at the back. It will be interesting to see how this all turns out. Mike McCarthy Yes, it helps if you have enough breadcrumbs for that amount of word salad. McCarthy said Dallas could contract anyone. Or he won’t sign anyone. Maybe the Cowboys can sign anyone. Point for using a lot of words to express an extremely small amount.
Big focus on protection in Big D
Micah Parsons poses on stage after being named the 12th president of the United States. Player selected by the Dallas Cowboys. | Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) The Dallas Cowboys have given up 34 touchdowns in 2023, the sixth worst record in the NFL. Add in 20 missed touchdowns on the ground, and the kick return team rarely had a dull day. The Cowboys are undefeated when their opponents score less than 20 points. This is good news. The bad news is that only two won.
Dallas retained cornerbacks Jourdan Lewis and C.J. Goodwin in the free agent contract. Lewis started 13 games in which he picked off two passes and threw 59 interceptions. Goodwin struck out nine. The Cowboys took advantage of Quinn’s pedigree and brought in two of his former players from Atlanta. Seifty Keanu Neal and Damontay Kazi will join Quinn in Dallas. But as McCarthy said, the Cowboys may not have the budget for a player with Sherman’s resume. According to Over the Cap, Dallas has about $8.9 million in available space.
What can Richard Sherman bring to Dallas?
Dalton Schultz (86) of the Dallas Cowboys against quarterback Richard Sherman (25) of the San Francisco 49ers on the 20th. December 2023. | Tom Pennington/Getty Images Richard Sherman’s contract with the San Francisco 49ers expired after last season. He signed a three-year, $27.15 million contract and returned after tearing his Achilles tendon in his final season in Seattle. Last season, Sherman earned $8 million in base salary and $5.99 million in bonuses. An offer like that makes Sherman unbeatable for the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys have Trevon Diggs, who threw three interceptions as a rookie last season and defended 14 passes in just 12 games.
Sherman missed 11 games last season with a calf injury, intercepted one pass and defended one more in five games. He has 36 interceptions and 115 passes in his career. In Seattle, he was an All-Pro player three seasons in a row, from 2012-2014. Sherman led the NFL in interceptions in 2013 and intercepted passes the season before that. Sherman and the Cowboys made headlines this season when Nahshon Wright, the quarterback from Oregon State selected in the third round, claimed to be the more athletic and agile Richard Sherman.
Rookie then contacted Sherman, who responded with a surprised GIF on social media, and the two clarified the situation. Either way, the Dallas Cowboys need to address their defensive issues. Another 6-10 season could lead to McCarthy polishing his resume quickly. Statistics provided by Pro Football Reference.
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