The Dallas Cowboys are near the bottom in almost every statistical category on defense. Ed Reed was part of one of the most legendary defensive duos during his time with the Baltimore Ravens. He is a little slower and maybe not quite the player that he was, but the Cowboys would be a much better team with Reed on the back end to shore up some any mistakes by Cowboys cornerbacks.
Signing Ed Reed to a deal until the end of the season is the ultimate win-win situation for the Cowboys. They assume almost no risk by bringing in a proven winner into a locker room that has been ravaged by injuries. Reed is just one year removed from hoisting the Lombardi trophy, and in the event that does not pan out for the Cowboys, the two sides can simply go their separate ways after the season ends.
Reed gives the Cowboys a ball-hawking safety that can help bring order to a locker room that is desperate for a playmaker to step up and take the reins. The Cowboys are last in passing yards allowed and last in total yards allowed as well. Combined with Barry Church, the Cowboys could be able to keep their sinking ship afloat.
Reed would be just another player that the Cowboys have given a second chance to. Former Cowboys Tank Johnson and Adam Jones are both examples of players that have gotten a second chance in the NFL with Dallas.
Reed is in desperate need of a second chance. He is a talented player whose pride won’t allow his last days in the NFL to be of him being cut from a struggling Houston Texans team. After a Sunday that saw the Cowboys give up a record amount of yards and first downs to the New Orleans Saints, the Cowboys’ defense could use some of Reed’s pride if they want to hold on to first place in the NFC East.