All offseason, Dallas Cowboys fans made the connection between safety Abram Elam, new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, and the vacancy they have at the safety position. According to Cowboys beat reporter Clarence Hill, as soon as teams were allowed to contact free agents, Dallas took advantage:
On the safety front, Abe Elam is the first safety the Cowboys called at 10 am this morning..they like him more than Mike Huff.
Teams cannot start signing free agents until Friday, so if the Browns are interested in retaining Elam, they still have time to negotiate with him. With that said, the Cowboys might drive his price up, and Elam might feel more comfortable playing with the defensive coordinator and system he's been in the past two years.