The Cowboys have signed their first free agent, and its former Texans NT Terrell McClain. He signed a 3yr deal, and I would assume his position will be the 1-technique. His career seems to be more geared for the run stop than pass rush; however, his combine results would suggest he could fit the bill for a 3-technique. He has decent explosiveness, but nothing special. I would see him as a versatile player who will compete and have a chance to be a situational / rotational player. Nothing wrong with adding depth, its something the Cowboys are in deep need of. This is the gameplan that the Cowboys need to stick with. Sign some players for depth purpose, coupled with youth; he is 25 going on 26, and then let the draft be the focus for starters.
More on McClain:
The Texans declined to tender McClain in restricted free agency, which would’ve only cost them $1.431 million. A smallish (6’2/293) defensive tackle going on age 26, McClain graded out slightly above average in Pro Football Focus’ 2013 run defense grades, and negatively as a pass rusher. He’s not going to make a difference in Dallas, but the Cowboys simply need bodies up front. (Rotoworld)
We’ll see what Marinelli and Lett can get out of McClain.