3 Former Pro Bowlers the Cowboys Can Still Sign in Free Agency

The Dallas Cowboys should target these former Pro Bowlers in free agency.
Jan 22, 2023; Santa Clara, California, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) runs
Jan 22, 2023; Santa Clara, California, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) runs / Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Dalvin Cook, RB

Staying on theme with running backs. The best offenses in the league can both run and pass the ball effectively.

With a glaring hole at running back, free agent Dalvin Cook is an intriguing option. Although he didn't do much in 2023 with the New York Jets, Cook is just two years away from compiling 1,000-plus rushing yards.

The Florida State product is a one-cut runner who has the agility to quickly get upfield. He can also be a reliable pass-catcher coming out of the backfield.

In his career, Cook logged 6,207 rushing yards, 1,872 receiving yards, and 52 total touchdowns. He's also made the Pro Bowl from 2019-2022.

3. Jamal Adams, S

It was just four years ago that Jamal Adams requested a trade from the New York Jets and the Dallas Cowboys were interested in the Texas native.

He was eventually shipped out to the Seattle Seahawks but things didn't end well for him over there. In 2021, he tore his labrum then tore his quad in the following campaign.

He was released on Mar. 5 and is on the open market for the first time in his career. The Cowboys decided to let Jayron Kearse walk and could use another safety in the box.

The former LSU standout does his best work playing around the line of scrimmage. He does a lot as a run-stopper and blitzer, two departments that can help the Cowboys.

In 2023, the Cowboys had safeties like Markquese Bell (205 pounds) and Donovan Wilson (204 pounds) in the box at times but that didn't work out too well for them.

Even though Adams is listed at 213 pounds, he's more instinctive and is a better tackler than both of those players. Also, it won't cost much to bring him into town due to the abundance of safeties on the market and his injury history.

In his seven-year career, Adams recorded 494 total stops, 36 pass breakups, and 21 sacks, including three seasons with at least 3.5 sacks.

This seems like a low-risk, high-reward type of signing.

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