While the Green Bay Packers have yet to make a move on Elvis Dumervil the veteran defender still seems to be the best replacement for Julius Peppers, who the team allowed to move on this offseason. The Pack have been rumored to be in on the Dumervil sweepstakes since the Baltimore Ravens allowed him to walk. Earlier this spring, it was thought to be a three team race for the sack master’s services but it appears now the Dallas Cowboys could be joining the fray.

Dumervil is still available for the Green Bay Packers

Football fans in cheese country have shown quite a bit of interest in going after the former Denver Bronco and Baltimore Raven.

That fan base’s excitement hasn’t yet been matched by the franchise’s front office who is either slow playing Dumervil or isn’t really interested in him at all.

There has also been a lot of talk about the team looking at alternatives to the defender precisely because he is aging. While he posted a career high 17 sacks in 2014, he’s been both injured and not nearly as effective in the last two years. It’s possible general manager Ted Thompson is looking at getting depth on defense in the form of someone like Vance Walker, rather than a designated pass rusher.

Dallas Cowboys as the biggest competitor for the Green Bay Packers

247Sports reports that the retirement of DeMarcus Ware has made the Cowboys start to get creative when it comes to getting itself a veteran pass rusher.

Dumervil has been added to the top of the list of targets the team is looking at. That could be them on a crash course with the Pack. The real question now is just how big a pursuer either team is for a player that has been on the free agent market for as long as he has.

The Cowboys have added a pass rusher in first round pick Taco Charlton but they believe they’re going to have to bring him along slowly.

That might even be a better reason for the Pokes to go after the former Raven. He could not only bring more quarterback pressures to the team but could also be someone who can serve as a kind of tutor.

If the Broncos are still looking to bring him back, Dumervil could also be someone who will be in a full-fledged bidding war.

There had been talk, when they first dropped Dumervil that the Ravens could be looking to bring him back on a smaller contract. All of this means the Green Bay Packers might have to decide rather quickly whether they want to up their offer or drop out of the sweepstakes altogether.