Dallas Cowboys Signing Former Super Bowl MVP
The Dallas Cowboys are signing a Super Bowl MVP.
With a 7-7 mark through 14 games, all signs point to the Cowboys making the playoffs this year. Barring a collapse of some sort, they will like squeeze the Philadelphia Eagles out of the top seed in the NFC East.
The question is: what can do they do once they reach the playoffs?
The team’s underrated defense has been a huge reason why they finished last year off strong and are where they are this year. Although Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliot steal most of the headlines, the Dallas defense does a lot of heavy lifting.
Recently, the Cowboys suffered some injuries to the linebacker group. They lost second-year starter Leighton Vander Esch to a neck injury, Joe Thomas to a knee injury and rookie backup Luke Gifford to an arm fracture.
The #Cowboys have an interest in signing LB Malcolm Smith per source. Smith played with Seattle and won the Super Bowl MVP in 2013. A free agent he would give them depth with LVE nursing neck stinger and Luke Gifford out for the season with fractured arm
— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) December 17, 2019
According to Jane Slater of the NFL Network, the organization is looking to fill those gaps by signing veteran linebacker Malcolm Smith.
Smith is known for being the MVP of Super XLVIII in the Seattle Seahawks’ 43-8 blowout of the Denver Broncos. In that game, Smith recorded 10 tackles, recovered a fumble and returned an interception for a touchdown.
More recently Smith played in 12 games for the San Francisco 49ers in 2018 after having played for the Seahawks from 2011-2014 and the Oakland Raiders from 2015-2016. He did not play in 2017 due to an injury.
This year, Smith played in two games for the Jacksonville Jaguars before being released on Nov. 5.
What sort of impact will Smith ultimately have? That remains to be seen. But if the Cowboys want to make a deep postseason run, they’ll need to beef up the defense by any means necessary.