3 NFC East Rivals the Cowboys Can Steal in Free Agency

Cowboys are being purged, so maybe they should purge back?

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So far in free agency, the Dallas Cowboys have been seeing their players leave — and several have joined divisional rivals. With Dan Quinn coaching the Washington Commanders, they've signed Tyler Biadasz, Dorance Armstrong, and Dante Fowler, Jr.

Now, the Cowboys need to get to work to fill the holes on their roster. While we wait for them to take their foot off the brake, we can check out some pending free agents in the NFC East just in case they want to start doing the purging.

3. Zach Cunningham, LB, Eagles

At 6-foot-3 and 238 pounds, Zach Cunningham could be exactly what the Cowboys need in the middle of their defense. A seven-year pro, Cunningham went throughout the entire free agency process in 2023 and wasn't signed until training camp. He then not only earned a roster spot but was a 10 game starter while making 13 appearances for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Cunningham proved to be a solid run defender and had 85 tackles but also held his own in pass coverage. Originally a second-round pick of the Houston Texans back in 2017, Cunningham was once one of the more impressive linebackers in the NFL.

He recorded 503 tackles in roughly four-and-a-half seasons before being released due to issues with David Culley. He then spent two years in Tennessee before making it to Philly in 2023.

Cunningham isn't the same player who once racked up 164 tackles in a season but he would be a great replacement for Leighton Vander Esch. Plus, it would keep him from rejoining the Eagles which is a plus.