Fresh off their 45-10 thrashing of the Washington Commanders on Thanksgiving, the Dallas Cowboys are sitting pretty in the NFC playoff picture.
They may not be as good as the 49ers, Eagles or Lions – but at 8-3, they will have their say in the matter come January.
Looking to bolster their roster, Dallas will reportedly host free agent All-Pro linebacker Shaq Leonard this week to see if he’s a fit for their defense.
In a stunning move, Leonard was recently released by the Indianapolis Colts and is now free to sign with anyone after clearing waivers.
Calvin Watkins of the Dallas Morning News reported that a specific date has yet to be finalized, but the visit is expected to take place this week – possible on Wednesday.
Watkins emphasized the mutual interest between the Cowboys and the talented linebacker.
“With Mike McCarthy saying the Cowboys have interest in Shaq Leonard, a source close to the situation says Leonard will visit the Cowboys this week,” Watkins announced. “A specific date hasn’t been finalized…”
The Cowboys are hosting Shaq Leonard this week. 👀 pic.twitter.com/2ec0qDiX6c
— theScore (@theScore) November 26, 2023
The Cowboys find themselves in need of defensive reinforcements, particularly in the linebacker position, following a season-ending neck injury to Leighton Vander Esch and the loss of rookie DeMarvion Overshown to a torn ACL during training camp.
In Leonard, the Cowboys have the opportunity to secure a formidable addition to their roster. Boasting an impressive career that includes three All-Pro selections, the 28-year-old would bring a wealth of leadership, experience and skill to the team.
Should Leonard decide to join the Cowboys, he would not only be contributing to a team with playoff aspirations but also positioning himself to contend for a Super Bowl title.
The Cowboys are hosting Shaq Leonard on a visit this week 👀👀 pic.twitter.com/C6qizRMdnl
— Tom Downey (@WhatGoingDowney) November 26, 2023
Do you think Dallas should sign Leonard?
Looking at the big picture, how do you view the Cowboys?
Are they legitimate Super Bowl contenders???