Dallas Cowboys had the worst defense in the NFL during the 2013 season and now they are missing three of their starters for next season.
This could spell one of the most truly horrific Cowboys seasons if something is not done about their holes on defense.
First there was the free agent departure of DeMarcus Ware to Denver Broncos. Their leading player in sacks in 2013, Jason Hatcher, also left the team and was signed by divisional rivals Washington Redskins.
Cowboys' OTA's began this week with new optimism and new players. But one of those players, first round draft pick Zach Martin, injured the only remaining piece of quality left on the defensive side of the ball in Dallas.
Stellar linebacker Sean Lee went down injured on the first day of OTA's, and just one day later it was announced that he will be out for the entire 2014 NFL season with a torn ACL injury.
The begging question for the Cowboys is, how do you replace a leader such as Lee? One simple answer to that is "call Ray Lewis." That is at least according to Michael Silver, who aired his views on NFL Network Thursday.
It's hard not to agree with him as well. If there's a player out there that you could get for one season to replace Lee and do a decent job, Lewis is the answer.
Although he was a Baltimore Ravens player for life, the legendary linebacker would likely think long and hard about the opportunity to have one more shot at it.
Given a nice little salary to entice him, it's likely that the Cowboys could be able to persuade him to come out of retirement.
Dallas need a player that can inspire other players around them right now. The Cowboys don't necessarily need a player that can only provide production, they need a player to ignite a defense that was the worst in the NFL last season.
Ray Lewis could be that man. Jerry Jones, give him a call now!
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