The Dallas Cowboys could certainly use some linebacker help given the immense workload they’ve had to give to Jaylon Smith much sooner than anticipated and that apparently means that they’re considering NaVorro Bowman.
The three-time Pro Bowl selection and four-time first-team All-Pro was released by the San Francisco 49ers on Friday and he’s attracting a lot of interest throughout the league. He’s expected to sign with somebody by Monday at the latest and the Cowboys are interested, according to a report from Mike Fisher of CowboysHQ.com.
However, Fisher also reported that it seems unlikely to happen. Injury concerns and money appear to be the hangup between the Cowboys and Bowman, though if they can get him for the right price that’d certainly make the injury issues more palatable.
Bowman started all five games for the 49ers this year, but they cut his workload in Week 5 and were going to continue to do so in an effort to keep him fresh. Bowman didn’t love that plan and the 49ers shopped him, finding one particularly eager trade partner who Bowman wasn’t interested in.
Ultimately, Bowman’s agent Drew Rosenhaus went back to the 49ers and said his client would accept a reduced role but the organization opted to release him and give him an assortment of options instead. Perhaps he’ll see an opportunity to play alongside Sean Lee as one of those options.
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