3 Dallas Cowboys players who could be bargains to re-sign

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Bargains for the Dallas Cowboys: Anthony Brown, CB

Anthony Brown is one of the most underrated players of the current Cowboys era. The former Day 3 pick was an immediate steal for Dallas. The slot CB with outside ability has spent a career bouncing inside and out. Paid like a nickel CB but often playing the boundary out of need, Brown has been a bargain every step of the way.

Yet, last season went horrifically for Brown. Not only was he having one of the worst seasons of his career but he tore his Achilles tendon on December 5th, ending his season and likely impacting his status for the 2023 season.

Recovery times vary but generally speaking it’s thought to be around 11 months. This makes him less-than desirable on the free agent market and could give Dallas ample leverage in striking a team-friendly deal.

The Cowboys can offer to bring him along uninterrupted in his rehab. The familiar confines of the Star and an understanding he doesn’t need to start in Week 1 could be attractive to the 29 year-old CB.

Brown isn’t an ideal starter on a championship roster but he’s a great veteran to have as a top-4 piece with inside-outside ability. If the Cowboys can sign him on a two-year deal near veteran’s minimum, they could have contender-quality depth and insurance in case the draft doesn’t go their way in 2023.

It would allow Brown to rehab at home and return to a familiar system mid-season, when healthy. It would also let him hit the market again at the age of 31, which is young enough to still cash in at least one more time as a player.

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Should the Dallas Cowboys re-sign these three players? That’s a different subject by itself. Brown could be seen as progress stopper and crutch the front office leans on too often. Smith could be seen as too unreliable to be helpful. And LVE may be too expensive even with injury protections.

But all three have the potential to be important and all have enough red flags where they could be re-signed for bargain rates.  And we know Stephen loves a bargain – even the risky ones.