Eric Winston ... a Cowboy? Perhaps soon, according to a couple of reports.
Hear there's mutual interest between ex-#Chiefs RT Eric Winston and the #Cowboys. Dallas also looked into Tyson Clabo. Still have Doug Free— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 8, 2013
Cowboys now in talks to sign former Chiefs OT Eric Winston.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 8, 2013
Winston was cut by the Chiefs way back on March 6. I figured he would find a team quickly as free agency started the next week. But a deep pool of talent at offensive tackle has made the market a little more difficult for all free agent offensive tackles.
Someone asked me just this weekend when I thought Winston would sign and I predicted after the draft. At this point, it makes more sense to me to see a team wait out the draft and perhaps draft a tackle, rather than signing Winston now. But it may not work out that way.
The Cowboys aren't the same type of zone-blocking running game that you'd expect to find with Winston.
If Winston does end up in Dallas, it would be the third notable Chief to join the Cowboys after leaving KC in the last year. Brandon Carr and Kyle Orton both went to Dallas after leaving the Chiefs, although they were both true unrestricted free agents, not a cut like Winston.
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