Cowboys agree to terms with potential LEO Tarell Basham

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They might not be making a mighty splash, but the club is certainly taking their doggy stroke paddles very seriously in 2021. Needing help on the defensive front, the Cowboys continued their assault on the defensive line on Thursday evening. Dallas continued to add depth, this time to the edge by agreeing to terms with former New York Jet Tarell Basham.

A former third-round pick for the Indianapolis Colts in 2017, Basham has spent the last three seasons with the Jets. After playing defensive end in college, Basham has spent most of his pro career as a 3-4 outside linebacker.

While the singing of the former third-round pick isn’t a huge splash move for the Dallas defense, Basham could be a versatile depth piece for the Cowboys. Being that he could potentially be a strong-side linebacker or defensive end or even the famed combination between the two, the LEO or REO, in Dan Quinn’s defensive scheme.

The signing could also signal that the Cowboys are potentially ready to move forward without Aldon Smith, who is still a free agent.

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