LB K.J. Wright Interested In Playing For Cowboys

It’s been relatively quiet on the K.J. Wright front, but that could be because the free agent linebacker is eyeing one particular team. The veteran told Mike Fisher of Sports Illustrated that he wants to play for the Cowboys.

“Dallas has certainly always been on my list of ‘dream teams,”’ Wright said. “With coach Dan Quinn there, and with other aspects of that team and that defense, I do think it’s one of the teams I fit in with.”

The connection makes sense. As Wright pointed out, new Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn held the same role in Seattle in 2013 and 2014, with Wright starting 29 games for the Seahawks during that span. Further, Dallas could use some reinforcement at linebacker. Sean Lee has missed 16 games over the past three years, and Leighton Vander Esch was limited to only 10 games in 2020.

Even though Wright will be 32 years old by the start of the 2021 campaign, he’d still provide Dallas with a reliable and consistent option at the position. Wright graded as Pro Football Focus’ No. 8 overall off-ball linebacker last season; he was the only player to post double-digit totals in tackles for loss (11) and passes defensed (10). He has started 140 of the 144 career games he has played since the Seahawks drafted him in the 2011 fourth round.

Back in February, the veteran linebacker revealed that he wouldn’t be taking a discount to stick around Seattle, but it’s uncertain if that sentiment would apply to the Cowboys.

I do way too much on the football field to take a discount,” Wright said. “It makes absolutely no sense. If you want to win all these championships and look good on Sundays, you’ve got to compensate your guys that are making plays.”

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16 comments on “LB K.J. Wright Interested In Playing For Cowboys

  1. fathead0507

    In other words I don’t have a market so I’ll start picking teams to gauge interest.. seeing how they are overpaying for safeties maybe they will over pay me

    • Mr.Pump

      Really dont think they have overplayed for safeties. Was a big hole that they have done a decent job of filling.

    • M Haworth

      That’s my take too. KJ can still play but he’s not getting the contract I think he’s hoping for.

    • Yep it is

      Exactly , I have overplayed my market and I know Jerra over pays for everyone. Let me sign here and try and save face. Plus my coach from 7 years ago is there and I can make a desperate attempt to connect there.

    • earmbrister

      They’re overpaying for safeties? Who did they overpay?

      And KJ doesn’t have a market … You’re just a wealth of information.

    • Wellthisshouldbeinteresting

      I think they did an aright job of NOT overpaying for safeties. They made some solid choices so far. Dallas had such issues on the back end of their defense that the moves they made were upgrades. Plus as a Cowboys fan, I think KJ would be a great veteran pickup that may help light the fire with Smith and LVE.

    • jimmyduz0523

      overpaying… what are u talking about fatboy?? please explain your nonsense.

    • compassrose

      That is a bold face lie. I don’t want to play for the Cowboys. If they are my only choice I will sit at home and root for any team they play.

      • BloodySox

        If the Cowboys were your only choice, you’d grab your assless chaps and catch the first flight to Dallas

  2. I’d like to see the Redskins pick up KJ Wright if he’d stop talking about the Cowboys for five minutes. Desperate need for leadership at the linebacker position and a weak side linebacker especially badly needed.

  3. Dev0

    KJ would be a great fit for the Bengals, they need some vet leadership in the linebacker room.

  4. compassrose

    KJ is still a good player Seattle just can’t afford what he wants. Hopefully his asking price falls enough to make it possible for a return. He is a much better player than Lee. As they say the best ability is availability. The walking concussion is just not available enough. Even beyond that he is not as good as Dallas fans think he is.

  5. dalton2green22

    There is never a market for this guy, same scenario last year. He resigned with Seattle because they were the only ones who wanted him. Ok

  6. dmarcus15

    A lot of one year deals for FA and if we draft better you trade or cut.

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