By most accounts the Dallas Cowboys’ roster is set. After re-signing their own free agents, scouring the market for deals, and using 11, E-L-E-V-E-N, picks in the draft, Dallas is locked and loaded for training camp.
But just because they’ve populated the roster with players, doesn’t mean the work has ended. Building a winner is all about churn. Bill Parcells spoke of churning the bottom of the roster constantly. If an upgrade could be made, you don’t hesitate. Make the move and embrace the upgrade.
Looking at the current free agent market it’s magnificently clear – upgrades are out there. And if the Dallas Cowboys are truly committed to building a contender in 2021, they shouldn’t hesitate in making those upgrades.
Here are five veteran free agents the Dallas Cowboys should consider signing
We all know, terms and conditions matter quite a bit. Just because Player A is a clear upgrade, doesn’t mean the Dallas Cowboys should sign him to a market-busting multi-year deal. We need to be reasonable.
Luckily, most players still on the market know they’ve lost the leverage for hardball. Budgets are set and no one’s flush with cash. According to Over the Cap, Dallas has just over $5 million in cap space left. Sure they can create more, but generally speaking, no one’s going to make major moves right now.
The situation is only magnified by the fact the salary cap dropped this season. Teams have never been poorer, meaning these free agents need to accept less than they normally would and are likely better off on a one-year deal than a multi-year deal.
In no particular order, we start with a CB…