The Dallas Cowboys are looking slimmer following Tuesday's 53-man cut-down deadline, but that doesn't mean more changes aren't on the way.
After all, there's still over a week before the Cowboys open the 2023 NFL season against the NewYorkGiants on Sunday Night Football. That leaves plenty of time for Jerry Jones to tinker with the roster until he's confident that head coach Mike McCarthy has a winning team on his hands.
With dozens of players released yesterday, the Cowboys have options if they want to inject fresh blood into the lineup. As great as the team looks on paper, there's always room for improvement.
With that in mind, here's a look at three newly cut free agents that the Cowboys must sign before the new season.
3 Cowboys Free Agent Targets
1. Nicholas Morrow, LB
The linebacker position is another area that Dallas must address ahead of the upcoming campaign. While there's no doubt that the starters are capable of, Tuesday's releases — along with DeMarvion Obershown's season-ending ACL injury — leave Markquese Bell as the only backup option.
Morrow is a linebacker who has gotten better with age, playing more starts in each passing season before starting all 17 games with the Chicago Bears in 2022. His never-give-up attitude paid off in spades, resulting in career highs when it came to total tackles (116), solo tackles (83) and tackles for a loss (11).
He added 2 broken-up passes with an interception along the way and also got to the quarterback, tallying 5 pressures and a personal-best 5 QB knockdowns.
Besides, Morrow has been on the team's radar for some time. Dallas Morning News' Michael Gehlken reported in March that the Cowboys were interested in adding him as a free agent before signing Leighton Vander Esch to a two-year contract.
Morrow went on to sign with the Eagles, but Philadelphia's LB room was too big for him to survive Tuesday's cuts. The Cowboys now have a chance to make their NFC East rivals regret cutting the veteran defender by signing and letting him thrive with the division's best defense.
After all, any deal that makes Dallas better while hurting Philly is a win-win scenario.