Questionable Cowboys offseason continues by working out Giants first-round bust

Could the former NY first-round pick land with the Cowboys?
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It's pretty dang easy to say the offseason hasn't gone according to plan for Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys. Nothing but contract drama has surrounded the team and bringing back Ezekiel Elliott isn't exciting anyone.

Now, Dallas is trying to find ways to improve on both sides of the ball, apparently ready to give a look at a former NY Giants first-round pick. That'd be cornerback DeAndre Baker, who landed with the G-Men back in 2019. Baker is coming off an All-League season in the UFL with the DC Defenders, leading to interest from Dallas. Could a deal be on the way for him?

The Dallas Cowboys worked out former NY Giants CB DeAndre Baker

Dallas is looking for a veteran CB to replace Stephon Gilmore, who remains a free agent. Baker had loads of potential coming out of Georgia, but off-the-field issues ended his East Rutherford career after just one season with New York.

As you may recall, Baker was arrested in 2020 and faced four counts of robbery with a firearm. All charges against Baker were eventually dropped, but former general manager Dave Gettleman and Joe Judge closed the door on a possible reunion.

Baker ended up joining the Kansas City Chiefs, but he hasn't played in the NFL since 2021. He was able to turn plenty of heads this past campaign in the UFL, which he's hoping he can turn into an NFL contract. Dallas is the first team to bring him in for a workout.

Jones and Co. are no strangers to taking risks on players who have overcome problems away from the gridiron. With Dallas having a need at cornerback, this could be a move that ends up being recorded. The Giants also need some help at CB, but bringing back Baker doesn't seem likely at all. Instead, the G-Men brought in Tre Herndon for a minicamp tryout - that addition would make a bit more sense for Joe Schoen and Co.