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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2. Curtis Samuel, WR, Washington Commanders

Dallas is expected to release Michael Gallup, who has been permitted to seek a trade partner. Given how bad his contract is, it was already going to be hard to move him. Throw in the fact that everyone knows he will be cut if he's not traded, and no one will take that bait.

With him gone, Dallas does have some in-house options to step up behind CeeDee Lamb and Brandin Cooks. This past season, Jalen Tolbert took a step forward and had 22 receptions for 268 yards and two touchdowns. That was a far cry from the two catches for 12 yards he had as a rookie.

There's also KaVontae Turpin who is their primary return man. Turpin got more time in the base offense and had 11 receptions for 110 yards with a touchdown and added 127 yards and three touchdowns on 12 rushing attempts.

Dallas could go into the season with them as their WR3 and WR4 but it might be smart to add at least one more experienced player. One option is Curtis Samuel of the Washington Commanders. Samuel spent four seasons in Carolina before joining the Commanders in 2021 and he's continued to be a solid receiving threat.

After missing all but five games in 2021, Samuel had more than 60 receptions and 600 yards in each of the past two seasons. He's getting attention from the Chiefs so the Cowboys would have to act fast if they want to steal someone from Washington rather than continue to serve as their newest farm system.