The Dallas Cowboys may select a player on the other side of the ball after selecting an offensive lineman (Tulsa’s Tyler Smith) with their first-round pick this year.
Takk McKinley, a free agency defensive lineman, is meeting with the Cowboys, according to a Saturday report from SI’s Mike Fisher. The 26-year-old McKinley is still recuperating from a torn Achilles, but according to Fisher, he is progressing “very nicely.”
The Atlanta Falcons selected former UCLA star McKinley in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft (No. 26 overall). Dan Quinn, the defensive coordinator for the Cowboys, served as McKinley’s boss in Atlanta.
Before suffering an injury in Week 14, McKinley played 11 games for the Cleveland Browns last season, compiling 2.5 sacks and 18 total tackles. McKinley has kept a sense of humor through all of his ups and downs. He might now have a chance with the Cowboys after they lost seasoned pass defender Randy Gregory earlier this summer.