Aug 29, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears defensive end Julius Peppers (90) watches the game against the Cleveland Browns during the fourth quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agency Rumors: Dallas Cowboys showing interest in Julius Peppers

With the departure of one of the best pass rushers in the league this week in DeMarcus Ware signing with the Denver Broncos after he was cut by the Dallas Cowboys, the men down in Big D are looking for a replacement to get after the quarterback. On the free agent market right now, there may be none better than former Chicago Bears DE Julius Peppers, who Jeff Dickerson of ESPN Chicago is reporting is drawing some interest from Jerry Jones and crew.

After being due over $13 million, the Bears decided to cut ties with Peppers last week before the free agency period opened, and he can still be effective for the Cowboys, should they choose to go that route.

In 2013, Peppers finished up with 7 sacks, and it’s also notable that Peppers would be reunited with current Cowboys defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli, should this move take place. Peppers enjoyed some of his best years under Marinelli, notching 30.5 sacks, which I’m sure Jerry Jones knows about.


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  • Earl Robertson

    Peppers would be better then Ware because defense is a 43 but the only way this would be a good move if Peppers would accept a cheap contract and I don’t see that happen

    • Mike G

      Agree 100%

  • jrcowboy49

    Peppers has little left in the tank like Ware!

  • Alex Darden

    PLEASE NO JERRY!!!! All this talk about a splash-less offseason must be killing Jerry. Wishful thinking here but IMO the only way I can see this working is if we wait it out and let his market value go down. Longer he is jobless the less a demand for his services. The less his services are demanded and his price tag should go down. NO BIDDING WARS FOR 30 YR OLD VETS

  • JerryJonesSux

    Never going to happen!!! And if it does, Jerry will surely find a way to screw up future cap space!!!!