3. Cameron Dantzler
This one's maybe my favorite choice on the list.
There’s definitely a risk with bringing Cam Dantzler into your locker room. He Tweeted his way out of Minnesota after being drafted in the third round by the Vikings back in 2020, and he’s on his fourth team (the New Orleans Saints as a practice squad player) since then.
But winning cures a lot of locker room issues, and the Cowboys are also a team with enough veteran leadership to keep a guy like Dantzler in check. Stephon Gilmore, Dan Quinn and Mike McCarthy could be enough to keep things under control here.
And Dantzler can absolutely ball.
He only played one preseason game this year, but he finished the preseason as one of only nine cornerbacks (among 286 graded) that Pro Football Focus graded above 90.0 in coverage.
He’s only one year removed from an outstanding 2021 season that saw opposing quarterbacks average just 4.7 yards per attempt on the 74 passes they threw at him.
Sometimes you need to take a bit of a gamble, and losing a star cornerback to a season-ending injury is one of those times.
Being on a practice squad, Dantzler would have to be signed directly to the Cowboys' 53-man roster, but that's not an issue since Diggs will be going to I.R. (and therefore not counting against the 53) anyway.