The Cowboys are short on defensive ends, with three of them unrestricted free agents.
Stephen Bowen, one of those unsigned free agents, knows where he would feel comfortable playing this season.
Right next to linebacker DeMarcus Ware.
That's one of the reasons the defensive end would prefer to re-sign with the Cowboys, who are free to begin negotiating with him and other free agents at 10 a.m. today as team facilities open across the NFL.
"DeMarcus Ware and I have been working every weekend, just me and him, just talking about getting on the field, rushing the passer, about the things we can do this year to disrupt people, especially on third down -- we would be on the same side," Bowen said.
No matter where he ends up, Bowen will be happy simply to get back on the field. And he won't be alone in that regard.
-- Carlos Mendez