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Commanders could sign Dorance Armstrong Jr.

We've mentioned Dorance Armstrong Jr. previously as an option for the Washington Commanders. The edge rusher came of age under Dan Quinn's guidance during their time together on the Dallas Cowboys. With many of his former coaches also in DC after a flurry of activity this offseason, it almost makes too much sense.

Armstrong proved his worth as a valuable rotational piece on Dallas' stacked defense. His length and explosiveness made him a useful asset in obvious pass-rushing situations. The Kansas product also boasts encouraging production against the run to further increase his stock heading into free agency.

If the Cowboys let Armstrong test the open market, it would be a surprise if the Commanders didn't throw their hat in the ring. They are in desperate need of pass-rushing assistance after trading Montez Sweat and Chase Young before the deadline. This could also be a cost-effective option given how much elite-level performers get in typical circumstances.

Of course, the money must be right for Armstrong. The promise of starting involvement might also be a big tipping point for the player. Nobody will know more about whether or not he's capable of this than Quinn, who helped take the player's game to new heights in Dallas.

More is required even if the Commanders end up securing Armstrong's services. Looking at the edge rusher's trajectory and the fact he's still just 26 years old, there could be bigger things ahead with increased responsibilities on his shoulders.