The Cowboys may look like a mess from the outside, but it's not preventing the big names from wanting to play on what is still considered the NFL's biggest stage.
Add Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers to the never-ending list of players who wants to play for the Cowboys.
The Pro Bowl defensive end may have the franchise tag put on him tomorrow, and he's made it no secret he wants out of Carolina. Why?
According to a story by the AP, Peppers said he'd be willing to be traded to one of four teams. Dallas, of course, is on the list. Peppers would have to sign a new contract and then be traded.
This is where not having a first-round pick really hurts the Cowboys.
The seven-year veteran is coming off a good season in which he had 14.5 sacks and three forced fumbles. He has posted double-digit sack totals in five of his seven seasons.
The Cowboys could use him. With Marcus Spears and Chris Canty both having proved to be decent but not dominant defensive ends, Peppers would be the menacing rusher off the edge the Cowboys haven't had in years.
But it's a long shot that Dallas could land him. The Panthers are going to want a first round pick, at least. The Cowboys, of course, don't have that pick because they traded it to the Lions for Roy Williams.
- Mac Engel