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2019 Free-Agent Watch: Seahawks at Cowboys

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Which future free-agents are playing this weekend?

NFL: Dallas Cowboys at Seattle Seahawks Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

Continuing our look at potential free-agents the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could show interest in.

This time, we’re looking at the NFC Wild Card match-up between the Seattle Seahawks and Dallas Cowboys.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

2019 FREE-AGENTS

POSITION NAME AGE
POSITION NAME AGE
SAFETY MAURICE ALEXANDER 29
QUARTERBACK TREVONE BOYKIN 26
LINEBACKER AUSTIN CALITRO 25
DEFENSIVE END FRANK CLARK 26
CORNERBACK JUSTIN COLEMAN 26
RUNNING BACK MIKE DAVIS 26
LINEBACKER EMMANUEL ELLERBE 22
OFFENSIVE TACKLE GEORGE FANT 27
GUARD D.J. FLUKER 28
SAFETY T.J. GREEN 24
QUARTERBACK BRETT HUNDLEY 26
CENTER JOEY HUNT 25
DEFENSIVE END BRANDEN JACKSON 26
KICKER SEBASTIAN JANIKOWSKI 41
DEFENSIVE END QUINTON JEFFERSON 26
DEFENSIVE END DION JORDAN 29
LINEBACKER MYCHAL KENDRICKS 28
SAFETY AKEEM KING 27
SAFETY SHALOM LUANI 25
RUNNING BACK TRE MADDEN 26
RUNNING BACK J.D. MCKISSIC 26
WIDE RECEIVER DAVID MOORE 24
LONG SNAPPER TYLER OTT 27
CORNERBACK KALAN REED 25
OFFENSIVE TACKLE JORDAN SIMMONS 25
DEFENSIVE TACKLE SHAMAR STEPHEN 28
GUARD J.R. SWEEZY 30
SAFETY EARL THOMAS 30
LINEBACKER K.J. WRIGHT 30

PLAYER TO WATCH: DE, FRANK CLARK

NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Jason Pierre-Paul has proven to be one of the best moves Jason Licht has made in his time as the general manager of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After starting his career with 29.5 sacks in his first four seasons, he’s continued his years as one of the league’s top pass rushers netting 12.5 sacks in his ninth NFL season.

But, what if Licht added another defensive end to play on the other side who has started his career with 36 sacks in his first four years?

Now, that would be something.

Tampa Bay has the ability to clear tons of cap space if they choose to do so, and if they do they could legitimately afford Clarks price tag of somewhere between $11-$14M per year.

Clark has three seasons of at least nine sacks, and two with double-digits playing in Seattle. The problem here is, the Seahawks have plenty of money to tag him if they can’t get him inked before the start of the new league year.

DALLAS COWBOYS

2019 FREE-AGENTS

POSITION NAME AGE
POSITION NAME AGE
WIDE RECEIVER TAVON AUSTIN 28
WIDE RECEIVER COLE BEASLEY 30
OFFENSIVE TACKLE CAMERON FLEMING 26
DEFENSIVE TACKLE DAVID IRVING 26
DEFENSIVE END DATONE JONES 29
LONG SNAPPER L.P. LADOUCEUR 38
DEFENSIVE END DEMARCUS LAWRENCE 27
LINEBACKER JUSTIN MARCH 26
GUARD MARCUS MARTIN 25
FULLBACK JAMIZE OLAWALE 30
DEFENSIVE END CARAUN REID 27
RUNNING BACK ROD SMITH 27
TIGHT END GEOFF SWAIM 25
SAFETY DARIAN THOMPSON 25
LINEBACKER DAMIEN WILSON 26

PLAYER TO WATCH: TE, BLAKE JARWIN

NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

If you’re looking back at the list for Jarwin’s name, it isn’t there. See, we need to watch Jarwin this weekend becuase his performance will greatly impact what the Dallas Cowboys do in relation to tight end, Geoff Swaim.

Swaim went down after nine games this season, and when he did he had collected 26 receptions for 242-yards and one touchdown.

Turning 26-years old early next season, Swaim’s measurables and stats are very comparable to Cameron Brate who will be 28-years old before next season and is set to earn $7M and carries zero dead money into 2019.

I’m not saying the Bucs should move on from Brate, but given the team’s current situation and their lack of overall improvement over the past few seasons it wouldn’t be surprising to see the team do so.

Bringing in Swaim would give the team a second tight end who can catch and block to play behind O.J. Howard and free up cap room for another potentially impactful signing.

Something worth watching, anyway.

The Seattle Seahawks visit the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday, January 5th. Looking at the players with expiring contracts, there will be plenty to look for as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers look for talent to add in 2019.