3 Former Cowboys Who Remain Un-Signed Heading Into the NFL Draft

These ex-Cowboys are still on the market ahead of the NFL Draft.
October 8, 2023; Santa Clara, California, USA; Dallas Cowboys cornerback Stephon Gilmore (21) warms
October 8, 2023; Santa Clara, California, USA; Dallas Cowboys cornerback Stephon Gilmore (21) warms / Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
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The Dallas Cowboys may not have added much outside help this offseason, but they did a decent job retaining their own priority free agents this offseason.

Of course, with names like Dak Prescott, CeeDee Lamb, and Micah Parsons all staring down contract uncertainty in Dallas, the Cowboys weren't able to retain everyone they wanted. A handful of free agents have signed elsewhere, and there are surprisingly still three who haven't signed anywhere.

These guys almost certainly won't still be free agents come September, but for now, here's a look at the three Cowboys from the 2023 roster who are still free agents as the NFL Draft approaches, as well as predictions of where they will end up signing.

1. Stephon Gilmore

This year's cornerback free agent class was not an especially strong one. Chidobe Awuzie has paced the market with a 3-year, $36-million contract. That makes it surprising that Gilmore remains available heading into draft day.

There honestly hasn't even been much buzz about Gilmore making free agent visits or having suitors.

To me that says the most likely scenario is that he's waiting until closer to the season to sign with a new team. This will let him see how the rest of the offseason shakes out and see what contender gives him the best combination of playing time, money, and a chance at a championship.

Signing prediction: Detroit Lions

No top contender (unless you count the Philadelphia Eagles as one) has more available cap space than the Detroit Lions right now, and cornerback remains one of their biggest needs. Carlton Davis and Emmanuel Moseley just aren't enough to hold things down on the outside.

This would be the ideal landing spot for Gilmore, and the signing makes a lot of sense for a Lions team that is hoping to finally make the jump in the NFC.