3 Cowboys Free Agents Who Could Still Re-Sign With Dallas

The Cowboys still have a few in-house options to strengthen their 2024 roster

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2. Chuma Edoga, OL

Losing Tyron Smith stings.

The Dallas Cowboys shifted their entire draft philosophy in 2011 when they took an offensive lineman in Round 1 for the first time since Jerry Jones bought the team in 1989. Had Smith failed to live up to expectations, they might have reverted to looking for help later in the draft. That's not how it went down though.

Smith, who was the No. 9 overall pick out of USC, spent the next 13 years as one of the more dominant left tackles in the game. The only issue has been his durability, which is ultimately why he's now with the New York Jets. It's also why his guaranteed salary is just $6.5 million which has sent the Dallas fan base into a fury.

Looking ahead to the 2024 NFL Draft, several offensive linemen could become starters. They could also move Tyler Smith to left tackle and allow T.J. Bass to take over at left guard. They might even decide to re-sign La'el Collins, who they had on the practice squad late last season.

Before doing any of this, however, they need to at least find someone who is a capable player as a fall-back plan. That person could be an outside free agent or maybe even Chuma Edoga.

Signed to be their swing tackle in 2023, Edoga started six games while playing tackle and guard. He wasn't the same caliber as Smith but he wasn't a major liability either. That's why it would be a smart move to bring him back.