After a slow start to free agency, the Dallas Cowboys have picked up their activity in the market over the past few weeks. In the last few days of March, they snapped up wide receiver Allen Hurns, as well as offensive linemen Cameron Fleming and Marcus Martin.
But after that recent spate of offensive signings, the Cowboys are now turning their attention to the defense. They’re set to bring in free-agent defensive end Kony Ealy for a visit on Tuesday, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
Jets free agent DE Kony Ealy is slated to visit the Cowboys early this week, sources say. He’s also remained in discussions with NYJ over the past few weeks.
Ealy, 26, was a former second-round pick by the Carolina Panthers in 2014. He spent his first three seasons with the Panthers before getting traded to the New England Patriots last offseason. However, he never actually played a single game for the Pats. He was waived prior to the start of the season and was quickly claimed by the Jets.
Ealy didn’t make much of an impact in New York, though, as he saw relatively little playing time last season. He played 15 games (four starts), with just one sack, 14 total tackles, and an interception to his name.
The Cowboys, who had interest in Ealy last offseason per Rapoport, could use more depth at defensive end after releasing Benson Mayowa last month. They still have Demarcus Lawrence after giving him the franchise tag, with Tyrone Crawford playing on the opposite edge. The young duo of Taco Charlton and Charles Tapper rounds out their defensive end rotation.