3 Free Agents The Dallas Cowboys Should Sign


Low-price and high-potential. That is what the Dallas Cowboys need to do for their offseason signings. The Cowboys will be buried under the cap for the offseason. But with several contracts in need of reconstructing and pay cuts looming, the Cowboys could find a way to sign a couple of quality free agents or one stud free agent. That being said, it is no secret that this team has plenty of holes. Positions such as quarterbacks, offensive line, defensive line, linebackers, and most of the secondary needs a talent upgrade. Without further ado, lets check out some free agents the Cowboys should covet this offseason.

Stevie Brown

You will not find a bigger supporter of Stevie Brown than me. Brown had some year in 2012 with the division rival New York Giants. Although he was a backup behind Kenny Phillips & Antrel Rolle, Brown

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had 76 total tackles and 8 interceptions. You heard that right, 8 interceptions. He is playmaker, and he is extremely fun to watch. With the ballhawking ability Brown has, the Cowboys could sign an instant impact free agent. It is extremely likely that the Cowboys draft a safety in May’s draft. But, it can never hurt to have competition. Unless Jerry Jones wants to see J.J. Wilcox & Jeff Heath duel it out for a starting safety spot, Stevie Brown is the man for the job. In fact, Brown grew up in Dallas. Brown could give Dallas a playmaker at the safety position that the Cowboys have not seen since Darren Woodson.

Michael Johnson

If you would like to know a guy who is perfectly fit for the 4-3, look no further than Michael Johnson. He is been on the Bengals’ defense for the past few years. In fact, he is perhaps the most underrated player on that team. His prototypical size and elite measurables make him a really intriguing player. By signing Johnson, the Cowboys would have a need filled at the left defensive end. George Selvie played extremely well under the circumstances. But, Selvie may not be in the future plans as a starter on this defense. His long-term impact on this team could be a rotational pass rusher. Like the safety position, the Cowboys will address this position in the draft. But, Johnson will make a big impact on a defense that is in need of an all-around player like Johnson.

Dan Bailey

I am sure you were waiting for the third and final free agent. Out of the Cowboys’ free agents this year, I

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would say resigning Bailey is more important that resigning Jason Hatcher or Anthony Spencer. Although he is a restricted free agent, Bailey will command a lot of money for his consistent production. Think back to the days of Martin Gramatica & Mike Vanderjagt, that is just how bad the Cowboys’ kickers have been in the past. Many will view the kicker position as a carousel, but kickers are the players who score the most points on each NFL team. They are vital to a team’s success. With how clutch Bailey is, the Cowboys need to retain their kicker.


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  • Old Frog

    When players are on injured reserve does the team get some sort of cap relief that enables them sign free agents?

    • Ryan Ratty

      Nope. You’re thinking of Anthony Spencer right?

  • NYCowboysFan

    Spencer, Hatcher, & Ware should all be gone on the line. Re-sign Bailey, Murray, and Dez to new contracts and draft all defense.

    • Ryan Ratty

      Can’t see Jerry Jones trading/cutting Ware. I do believe Spencer & Hatcher will be gone. Agree on Bailey, Murray, and Dez. Go Cowboys!

      • NYCowboysFan

        Cutting Ware saves 7.4 million in cap
        space. He cant stay healthy and 6 sacks doesnt cut it anymore.

        • Ryan Ratty

          Great point. I did not now the exact number. If he is cut, who is a better option? Obviously, Selvie will probably be one of the ends and Dallas will most likely draft a defensive end in the first three rounds. I love Selvie, but I don’t believe he will be the long-term answer at the defensive end position.

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