For a team that is in desperate need of pass-rushers, the Dallas Cowboys seem content to let this one get away.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the New England Patriots are set to sign former Los Angeles Rams defensive end Chris Long today.
Long, 30, is the son of Hall of Famer Howie Long and the former 2nd overall pick of the 2008 NFL draft. He was released by the Rams after the end of the 2015 season, and was drawing major interest from multiple teams, including the Cowboys.
Long has started 95 of his 114 games with the Rams and compiled 54½ sacks, 41½ of which came between the 2010 and 2013 seasons, which ranked fifth in the NFL over that period. But over the past two seasons, Long, who turns 31 on March 28, had only four sacks as he battled injuries.
He will now get his chance at a ring with the Super Bowl contending Patriots.
One has to wonder whether the Cowboys should have made him an offer he couldn't refuse.
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