Last season, the Dallas Cowboys were frugal in their free agent spending and they literally got what they paid for. The Cowboys signed several free agents that were on the downside of their career, like Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Dontari Poe, Everson Griffen, and Gerald McCoy.
For whatever reason, the Dallas Cowboys believed those players were upgrades, but eventually the Cowboys cut or traded those players. And as a result, their free agency plan failed miserably and I wrote an article explaining the Cowboys goodwill spending in free agency.
To avoid that mishap from happening again, the Dallas Cowboys should avoid their frugal spending and should focus on these top-3 free agent targets that will change their team overnight.
Since the Dallas Cowboys defense is in dire straits with so many holes to fill, these free agents are defensive players with a tremendous upside and have an immediate impact.
Troy Hill, CB, Los Angeles Rams
With All Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey already signed to a big contract, the Rams cannot afford to pay Hill to a lucrative contract. Instead, Hill will look for greener pastures, and the Dallas Cowboys would be the perfect fit for a Cowboys secondary that got better at the end of the season.
Not only did Hill play on the number one defense in 2020, but Hill played in 95 percent of the snap count. Pro-Football-Reference has Hill targeted 91 times, giving up 64 receptions, for four touchdowns, 10.1 yards per completion, and allowing 7.1 yards per target.
Hill had 77 tackles, three interceptions, 10 passes defensed one FF (forced fumble), a fumble recovery for a touchdown, and returned two interceptions for touchdowns.
As a corner, Hill ranked top-10 in solo tackles (9th), interceptions (9th), targets (10th), and receptions allowed (tied for 10th). Pairing Hill with up and coming corner, Trevon Diggs, will solidify the Cowboys for years to come because both of them combined for six interceptions in 2020.
Imagine how many more interceptions this duo can accumulate playing in the same secondary? It might cost the Dallas Cowboys salary cap space, but Hill is worth the upgrade over what Dallas has of right now.