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  • Things could not have gone much worse for the in Week 1. Their lo s to the on Sept. 13 wasn't the worst they've ever taken, remaining in the game long enough the Cowboys had been slowly constructing much of the evening, but it's who they lost that looms large going forward. Not only did they lose starting tight end to torn ACL -- the team confirmed -- but also Pro Bowl linebacker , who suffered a fractured collarbone at SoFi Stadium.Barring an unexpected turn of events, Jarwin is done for the season and Vander Esch , sources tell CBS Sports. Those wondering if the Cowboys have the depth to roll with what they have will quickly find the answer is mostly a resounding "no", in particular at the tight end position. Two critical drops by backup in Jarwin's absence against the Rams drive home that point, and wasn't brought in to be an athletic playmaker. The club has on the practice squad, but he has only two receptions for 15 yards in since entering the league in 2017.And then there's the linebacker position, where while had a stellar camp at linebacker, he's an undrafted rookie who is currently also on the practice squad -- having lost out to (who was inactive in the opener). The latter has also himself battled multiple https://www.shopknicksedge.com/new-york-knicks-jeresy/dave-debusschere-jersey injuries entering his second year in Dallas, and despite the upside on both, their combined regular season snap count of zero has to also make the Cowboys nervous on some level. And, don't forget, is on injured reserve for at least two more weeks, and there's little that should make the Cowboys feel great about his chances of remaining on the field for the entire ride.Suddenly in dire straits at both positions, it's no longer the saga . It's all about who Dallas should (and might) go after to fill two cavernous holes on both sides of the ball. I have a few ideas. - Free agent LAR OLB You could do worse than bringing in a six-time Pro Bowler and champion.That said, sure, there are concerns about Matthews, but beggars can't be choosers here. The science is the science, in that Matthews isn't the same player he once was when he was racking up 13.5 sacks in a season for the . And while many will point to the fact he's 34 years old, the Cowboys aren't looking to lock him in for half a decade. The right deal would equate to a one-year agreement at $2 million or a bit le s, and instantly provide both a veteran presence, a proven talent, and one McCarthy knows oh so well. It's could not be more clear in how McCarthy loves familiarity (look at the Cowboys coaching staff and inhale the Cheese), and it was McCarthy leading the Packers when they used a first-round pick on Matthews in 2009 -- the former also helping to mold the latter into https://www.shopknicksedge.com/new-york-knicks-jeresy/julius-randle-jersey one of the best linebackers in the league.Will Matthews suddenly regain his All-Pro form in Dallas, in a reunion with McCarthy? That's unlikely, but if he comes anywhere near the eight https://www.shopknicksedge.com/new-york-knicks-jeresy/r-j-barrett-jersey sacks he secured for the Rams in 2019, count it as a victory. He recently turned down an offer from the but still wants to play football, and McCarthy hasn't deleted his phone number from his contact list. Something to keep an eye on here.And if you want to really get spicy, seeing as Vander Esch is only projected to mi s 6-8 weeks, the Cowboys could do for Matthews (or other vested free agents on this list) . Move them to the practice squad down the road and call them up as/if needed, which could very well be brilliant -- given the injury history at the position in North Texas. - Free agent SF LB #48 This one is a more profound rolling of the dice than is Matthews, but it's worth a tire kick.Kendricks still has some legal i sues to sort out, but the former second-round pick was allowed to take the field for the in the last two seasons. A former Super Bowl champion himself, the 29-year-old has the benefit of youth on his side, as compared to Matthews, but not the resum. Still, Kendricks could help in a bind much like (a former Packer who arrived before McCarthy), and give the Cowboys experience and an upgrade at the position, at least until Bernard and Gifford are ready to truly be unleashed. Kendricks logged 14 starts for Seattle in 2019 en route to 71 combined tackles, three sacks, one forced fumble and one interception. Those are strong numbers for a player still sitting in free agency, mostly because teams are trying to figure out their needs after Week 1. And here are the Cowboys doing just that, which should put Kendricks on their radar with the others on this list. - Free agent LV ILB #58 So you want youth and experience? Well, say hello to Darron Lee.The 25-year-old is a former first-round pick to boot, having parted ways with the and then signing with the during their Super Bowl of 2019. Lee did most of his damage at the NFL level with Gang Green, needle s to say (given he was there three seasons), racking up 155 combined tackles with 11 pa s break ups, four sacks, three interceptions and two forced fumbles in 36 starts. Seeing as the Chiefs were/are loaded at linebacker, he didn't get much play as a starter last season, and that is reflected in his downturn in production. Lee has proven he's a capable starter in the pro ranks though, and would add sub-4.5s speed to the Cowboys linebacker corps. A champion at both the collegiate and pro level, the former Ohio State star is simply waiting on a call to get back to the field and prove he deserves a long term deal from someone.Given the Cowboys need at LB -- arguably both now and in 2021 -- Lee is an attractive https://www.shopknicksedge.com/new-york-knicks-jeresy/patrick-ewing-jersey option to solve an existing problem while creating a doorway to fixing one in the future as well. - Trade PHI OLB #7 Given the options above, the Cowboys don't need to give up a sets to fix the problem, but it's an option.It feels like Reddick could truly benefit from a situation wherein he logged a ton more snaps than those in Arizona, seeing as he has just 20 starts in 49 games since the used the 13th-overall pick on him in 2017. I'm not convinced Reddick is suddenly not a great talent, as much as I point to the fact he's not Kliff Kingsbury's guy, considering the latter didn't take the reins as head coach until 2019. To that point, Reddick went from 12 starts in 2018 to only five last season, despite having delivered four sacks, five pa s break ups, a forced fumble and 80 combined tackles in 2018. The addition of Buddha Baker also factors in -- a versatile safety who can line up at linebacker when asked to do so. And considering Baker, as one example, isn't going anywhere for https://www.shopknicksedge.com/new-york-knicks-jeresy/reggie-bullock-jersey the foreseeable future, maybe it's time Reddick does.A sixth-round pick should get this deal done, and the Cowboys just happen to have two sixth-round compensatory picks currently in their pocket, by way of the contracts on and in Las Vegas. It would quite literally cost the Cowboys nothing but his remaining 2020 salary -- seeing as he's under a contract year -- of just over $2.3 million, while freeing up cap space

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