Cowboys Considering Deal With Former 1st-Round OG Jonathan Cooper

FRISCO, Texas -- The Cowboys are looking to acquire veteran guard Jonathan Cooper after his workout with the team on Tuesday at The Star.

Cooper is a former first-round draft pick, going No. 7 overall to the Arizona Cardinals back in 2014. He spent two years in Arizona before being traded to the Patriots, who cut him this year. Cooper was picked up by the Browns but also released.

The Cowboys would have to open a roster spot to add Cooper.  

While Cooper hasn't lived up to the lofty expectations of a first-round pick, the Cowboys might be looking at him as a future prospect if signed. However, he would be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.

Ron Leary is also an unrestricted free agent, prompting plenty of speculation about the Cowboys' offensive line prospects. La'el Collins started the year at left guard before going on injured reserve in September. While he is slated to return from injury, possibly in times for the playoffs, he does have position flexibility and could play tackle if needed.

If the Cowboys do opt to sign Cooper, it remains to be seen who would be released from the 53-man roster to make room. 

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