Cameron Bradfield Signed with Cowboys

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Veteran offensive tackle Cameron Bradfield was signed by the Dallas Cowboys just in time for the beginning of training camp in Oxnard California.

Cameron Bradfield
Aug 22, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars tackle Cameron Bradfield (78) against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

According to a tweet by his agent, Andy Simms, Cameron Bradfield agreed to terms with the Dallas Cowboys on Monday. He has started 27 of a possible 41 games since being signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent in 2011.

The former Grand Valley State stand-out, Cameron Bradfield, was one of seven to workout for the Cowboys in early June. The Cowboys originally  signed five from that group with Bradfield becoming the sixth. This is further evidence that the Cowboys are not putting a whole lot of faith in their 2015 draft pick, Chaz Green.

Following a performance where Chad Henne was sacked 10 times and their offense managed a total of only 148 yards, the Jacksonville Jaguars released Cameron Bradfield, a fourth-year veteran who started the first two games of the 2014 season for them at right tackle.

The news was first reported by the Florida Times-Union, which cited a league source.

Cameron Bradfield spent three full seasons with the Jaguars before being released on September 16, 2014. Bradfield was primarily responsible for the four sacks recorded by Washington Redskins outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan and was benched in favor of Sam Young during the fourth quarter of the Jaguars’ 41-10 loss.

Bradfield was signed by the Atlanta Falcons on September 30, 2014, after tackle Lamar Holmes was placed on the IR. He was waived on November 28, 2014, in order to activate safety William Moore.

On January 1, 2015, Bradfield was signed to a reserve/future contract by the Arizona Cardinals. On September 5, 2015, he was released by the Cardinals.

My biggest concern entering the 2016 NFL season outside of the depth on the defense was the lack of depth along the offensive line. We have all experienced life without Tony Romo and the Cowboys have done little to nothing in terms of providing a solid swing tackle. The thought of what may happen if the All-Pro Tyron Smith goes down is the stuff nightmares are made of.

There has been a lot of hype by the Dallas media and high expectations from the Cowboys front office for the second year player Chaz Green, but signing a player off of the sidewalk who was benched the last time he suited up for allowing 4 sacks against division rival Ryan Kerrigan, raises some red flags. Especially when you consider the Cowboys dropped a 3rd round draft pick on Green and Cameron Bradford was an undrafted free agent. At this point all I can say is:

What are they thinking?

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  • Lionone1

    The oline doesn’t worry me considering it was a missed block by the backfield that lead to Romo’s injury. The offense as a whole doesn’t bother me. However, The dline suspensions are starting to take their tole on me. I’m ok at LB but, Lawrence really disappointed me.

    • Al

      D-Law was my guy coming out of college I am extremely disappointed. I expected as much from Gregory and McClain. This type of behavior from Boise players is extremely rare. I am sure Kellen has been on his ass about it too. He was the consummate leader there. The OL is fine as long as Smith stays healthy, There is no one on the roster I trust to protect Tony’s blind side and Free is up in years. I didn’t see anything in Greens college tape that gave me a warm feeling inside. I feel much better about the backup QB situation moving forward, but Kellen needs a lot of game time to become Romo. .