It’s been a rough offseason and preseason for the Dallas Cowboys regarding injury on the defensive side of the ball. The weak point of the franchise last season, the Cowboys were hopeful they’d be able to improve their defense thanks to a solid draft however the injury bug has bitten them rather hard.
Given that, the team has decided to make some reinforcements which includes the acquisition of LaBar Edwards in a trade with the Tennessee Titans.
A former fifth-round pick out of LSU, Edwards was an impressive talent during college though with limited playing time during his rookie year, the hype surrounding the defensive end appeared to die down.
Expected to be cut by the Titans on Saturday, Tennessee decided to trade Edwards to Dallas for a conditional seventh-round pick.
Cowboys have made a trade with Tenn for DE Lavar Edwards. Gave up conditional 7th rounder
— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) August 30, 2014
It’s difficult to say if Edwards will be able to regain the form that he flashed during his tenure at LSU, but for the price it’s a no-brainer move for the Dallas Cowboys considering their current defensive situation.
As for Edward’s ability, he can play both inside and outside and will most likely be used as an occasional pass rusher, though if he impresses he could stand to be in line for more playing time moving forward. If he doesn’t work out, it’s not going to be a costly decision for the Dallas Cowboys so there wasn’t much reason to not take a flyer.