5 Cowboys Offseason Moves to Reach the Super Bowl Next Season

These five moves are exactly what the Cowboys need to finally return to the Super Bowl for the first time since 1995.

Nov 13, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA;  Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and quarterback Dak Prescott
Nov 13, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and quarterback Dak Prescott / Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports
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3. Sign Patrick Queen

Patrick Queen will be a free agent after the Baltimore Ravens turned down his fifth-year option last spring, and he should be one of the Cowboys' top targets.

Markquese Bell excelled in coverage when playing linebacker — which is what you'd expect from a safety playing the position. He struggled in run defense, and Damone Clark and Leighton Vander Esch are not the answer.

Vander Esch is the best option, but health has been an issue for him for his entire career so far, and he may well end up being a cap casualty cut this offseason.

Queen had a disappointingly slow start to his career as a first-round pick out of LSU, but he seems to have put everything together at this point. The 2022 season saw him have his first good year in the pros, earning a 70.0 overall grade from Pro Football Focus. But the Ravens weren't sure if that was a fluke or not.

He followed it up with his best year yet in 2023 though, racking up 133 tackles and earning second-team All-Pro honors.

Queen has the versatility to be an every-down contributor at linebacker, and he's a no-brainer target to anchor Dallas' defense.