The Green Bay Packers exposed several of the Dallas Cowboys’ flaws as the team nears the stretch run of the season, and it is prompting some to call for the franchise to look for solutions beyond Odell Beckham Jr. Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Clarence Hill sees both Beckham and former Buccaneers pass rusher Ndamukong Suh as fits for the Cowboys.
“Headed home from Green Bay. The Cowboys looking funny in the light,” Hill tweeted on November 14, 2022. “They need Odell Beckham and Ndamukong Suh. And would Vince Lombardi [have] kicked the fg in OT? Let’s keep it real.”
The five-time Pro Bowler was a crucial member of the Buccaneers defense last season and during Tampa Bay’s Super Bowl run in 2020. Suh started all 17 games for the Bucs in 2021 notching 27 tackles, 13 quarterback hits, seven tackles for loss and six sacks.
The imposing pass rusher did not sign with a team last offseason and remains an available free agent. Suh played on a one-year, $9 million contract with Tampa Bay last season.
Suh Was Linked to the Browns, Raiders & Bucs During the Offseason
Suh, man. Still got it. Shaq very close to strip sack here pic.twitter.com/wiuMJyHr8Q
— Jon Ledyard (@LedyardNFLDraft) November 24, 2021
One of the areas of concern for the Cowboys defense is their inability to stop the run. Dallas gave up 207 rushing yards in the team’s overtime loss to Green Bay. The Cowboys are allowing the fourth-most rushing yards of any team this season with opposing offenses averaging 143.1 yards per contest.
With the trade deadline passed, Dallas has limited available options to try to address the issue. It is reasonable to wonder how much of an impact Suh would make having not participated in training camp and his last NFL game coming in January. The three-time All-Pro earned just a 49.4 grade from Pro Football Focus for his play in 2021.
Suh had been linked to the Buccaneers, Raiders and Browns throughout the offseason but no deal ever crossed the finish line. According to Spotrac, the Cowboys have a remaining $8.2 million in cap space, but would likely need to get creative financially to fit both Suh and Beckham onto the roster.
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