5 Most Important Cowboys Free Agent Targets in 2024

After a shocking end to the 2023 season, here are some of the free agents that the Cowboys need to target this offseason.

Nov 5, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle Tyron Smith (77)
Nov 5, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle Tyron Smith (77) / Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
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3. Stephon Gilmore

Even though the Cowboys will have Trevon Diggs and DaRon Bland playing on the outside next season, it wouldn’t hurt for them to re-sign Gilmore.

The 33-year-old cornerback turned back the clock this season, recording 68 combined tackles, 13 pass deflections, and two interceptions. The veteran defensive back also produced a 55.8 completion percentage (third-lowest in his career) and an 82.7 pass rating allowed when targeted.

Gilmore allowed four receiving touchdowns this season, but that shouldn’t overshadow the job he did on the outside, as the Cowboys desperately needed him and Bland to step up without Diggs.

The veteran cornerback told 105.3 The Fan last week that he wants to stay in Dallas and be a part of what the Cowboys are building. While it’s good to hear that Gilmore wants to return, the Cowboys’ finances aren’t great heading into the new league year. Gilmore’s calculated market value is a one-year, $11 million deal, per Spotrac.

Dallas might not be able to afford that type of contract for Gilmore. But if he takes a discount to stay with the Cowboys, it will help the secondary as they prepare to learn Mike Zimmer’s defense