3 potential landing spots for former Seahawks LB Bobby Wagner
By Lee Vowell
Wagner to Dallas simply might make too much sense. What he does best at this stage of his career is stop the run sideline-to-sideline and that is exactly what Dallas needs. Plus, the Cowboys somehow found a way to keep defensive coordinator Dan Quinn in town and Quinn and Wagner know each other well. Quinn was DC of the Seahawks from 2013 through 2014 when Wagner was just becoming the great player he was in Seattle.
Plus, Dallas struck gold in the 2021 NFL draft with linebacker Micah Parsons who had 13 sacks this past year. Adding Wagner to Dallas allows Quinn to use Parsons in even more creative ways of pressuring opposing quarterbacks. In fact, with Wagner next to Parsons, Parson might get 20 sacks in 2022.
Dallas doesn’t have much cap room this offseason but if they are determined to add Wagner they won’t be afraid to make cap space. This is a team, after all, that has already said Amari Cooper wouldn’t return and actually just went ahead and traded him to the Browns for next-to-nothing.
I don’t want to see Wagner as a Cowboy but Dallas should own its division for the next couple of seasons so Wagner should know he’s going to make the postseason. That might be enough for an aging player wanting to make one last Super Bowl run to sign with the Cowboys.