The Dallas Cowboys are finalizing a deal to land free agent offensive lineman Leonard Davis, TheRanchReport.com has learned.
Davis, the former No. 2 overall pick in the 2001 draft, will provide immediate help on the offensive line.
Davis visited both Dallas and Washington this weekend, but left both teams without signing a contract. However after visiting with the Redskins yesterday afternoon, it was believed the Cowboys were likely the front runner to land the massive tackle.
As of Sunday morning, the Cowboys and Davis are close to agreeing to a long-term deal, sources have confirmed to TheRanchReport.com.
Sources close to Davis first confirmed to TheRanchReport.com last Monday that the Texas native would be "very interested" in playing for the Cowboys.
In fact, Davis's agent, Ryan Tollner, spent last weekend in Indianapolis at the NFL Combine, where he interacted with representatives from several different teams. Dallas was one of those teams, league sources said.
Dallas' offensive line was an area of weakness the last couple of years and the unit needs to be solidified in 2007. Of course, there's speculation the Cowboys are looking to draft a defensive back with the 22nd overall pick in this year's draft. The secondary was also a problem last season, too.
With it not being regarded as a very deep draft for offensive linemen, addressing the problem via free agency seems like the logical choice. And the signing of Davis, who played for the Texas Longhorns, would go a long way towards doing that.
Davis, who has started in all 91 games he's appeared in, has experience playing multiple positions.
Davis played first half of his career primarily at right guard, before being switched to left tackle, which is were he's played full time since 2004.
The Cowboys will look at Davis either at right tackle or right guard, pending what happens with free agent right tackle Marc Colombo.
The Cowboys are trying to re-sign Colombo to a long-term deal, but Colombo may opt to visit with other teams first.
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