Dallas Cowboys: Top 2019 free agent targets

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 10: (L-R) Odell Beckham #13 of the New York Giants and Ezekiel Elliott #21 of the Dallas Cowboys greet each other after a game at AT&T Stadium on September 10, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 10: (L-R) Odell Beckham #13 of the New York Giants and Ezekiel Elliott #21 of the Dallas Cowboys greet each other after a game at AT&T Stadium on September 10, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

The Dallas Cowboys will be heavily involved in the 2019 free agent market. Who are some big names that could be brought in?

The Dallas Cowboys will have a ton of cap space to work with in 2019 and that should pose some pretty interesting questions for the front office. The 2019 free agency class is looking outstanding and even though 75 percent of the players who are scheduled to be available will likely be re-signed there should still be some gems available. Let’s take a look at some of the players the Cowboys should target during the 2019 offseason (if they are available).

(Players who shouldn’t be available)

Khalil Mack
Aaron Donald
Stefon Diggs
Le’Veon Bell
Odell Beckham Jr
Landon Collins

Well, obviously this tier has the superstars, the players who under no circumstances should be allowed to hit free agency. Adding Landon Collins to this list was a bit of a reach, but he is still one of the best safeties currently in football. The most interesting name here has to be Odell Beckham Jr.

The New York Giants have not been sold on OBJ after several off the field incidents and many excessive celebrations. The one wildcard in contract talks has been his injury history, can OBJ stay healthy heading into the future as recently that has been a bit of a struggle for him.

Out of all of these players, Beckham is the least likely to get paid which seems kind of odd but there is a reason for it.  There are plenty of people around the league that believe a fresh start for OBJ is just what the doctor had in store and you couldn’t pick a better destination then Dallas.

The Cowboys will have the cap space to add a major piece to this roster even after re-signing some of their key stars so if OBJ hits the open market, expect Dallas to be highly interested. Bottom line, if any of the players in this tier hit the market, the Dallas Cowboys have to be all in on pursuing them.

(Players who have a 50/50 chance of being free agents)

Anthony Barr
Danielle Hunter
David Johnson
Rishard Matthews
C.J. Mosely
Randall Cobb
Brandin Cooks
Shaquil Barrett
Jadeveon Clowney

Now, these players could become free agents for multiple reasons, cap issues, slightly diminished production, injury, you name it. The Minnesota Vikings, in particular, have a lot of big decisions to make and re-signing Diggs could leave them in a bit of trouble cap wise.

It could be possible we see Anthony Barr or Danielle Hunter hit the open market (two of my favorite players in the NFL). Either of them could help the Dallas Cowboys in multiple ways. Acquiring Hunter would solidify the Cowboys pass rush for years to come, and he is still an incredibly young player with miles to go in the NFL.

Barr would immediately give the Cowboys the best linebacking corps in the NFL. The same could be said if Dallas went after C.J. Mosely who is another elite talent. If the market is too high for a quality defensive end or linebacker the team could always find an upgrade at wide receiver.

It is unlikely Randall Cobb has the biggest season of his career and finds the extension he is looking for in Green Bay. Brandin Cooks and Rishard Matthews should also draw major interest if either one hits the open market. Matthews, in particular, feels as if he could be an affordable upgrade at receiver.

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(Should be apart of the free agent class)

Earl Thomas
Tyler Eifert
LaMarcus Joyner
Dante Fowler Jr
Quincy Enunwa
Chris Hogan
Kevin White
K.J. Wright
Kelvin Benjamin
Tevin Coleman

These are the players that should be available, regardless of cap situation, health, or performance. Earl Thomas and the Dallas Cowboys are practically dating at this point so why not make it official. Once Thomas’s contract expires it is unlikely that the Seattle Seahawks (at this point) will re-sign him.

While his price could see some inflation on the open market, it is likely the Cowboys will make him a prime target during free agency. There is mutual interest and the Cowboys desperately need an elite safety, there is no other way around it. 

If Thomas is too expensive then a player like LaMarcus Joyner could make sense however if it is not Landon Collins or Thomas I doubt the Cowboys would pay top dollar for a safety.

On offense, Tyler Eifert is one of the more interesting and cost effective names out there. If the team struggles at the position this season, Eifert could come in and immediately be the guy in Dallas. At wide receiver players like Kelvin Benjamin, Kevin White, Quincy Enunwa, and Chris Hogan should be available for a pretty affordable price.

The Dallas Cowboys will likely continue to rebuild their receiving corps but to an extent their offense as a whole. Tevin Coleman should be another player who is available on the open market and if he isn’t too pricey, could be the perfect compliment to Ezekiel Elliott.

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