6 Free Agents the Cowboys Should Sign Before Mandatory Minicamp 

The Dallas Cowboys need to add more depth which is why they should consider these six free agents ahead of the mandatory minicamp.
David Bakhtiari
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The Dallas Cowboys are about to kick off their mandatory minicamp on June 4, which should be when players such as CeeDee Lamb arrive. He was staying away, as was Micah Parsons — who just returned — as the two sides play a dangerous game of contract chicken.

While Dallas has yet to figure out that they should do everything they can to pay players early, they also need to realize that they need more talent on their roster as they enter camp. Far too many players left in the offseason without enough experienced help being added to soften the blow.

Perhaps the youngsters they're set to turn to will be ready but if not, this team can be in trouble. That's why they should add these six free agents before they start their mandatory minicamp.

6. Linval Joseph, DT

Ideally, Mazi Smith will move back to the 1-tech spot (where he played at Michigan) and turn out to be the run-stuffing beast this defense has lacked for years. Even if that's the case, there's not much depth behind him.

Dallas is banking on rookie Justin Rogers to be the primary backup at nose tackle — which could work out, but no one knows for sure what the seventh-round pick will bring to the table. That's why they should go out and add a veteran, such as Linval Joseph.

A former Minnesota Viking, Joseph is familiar with defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer. He's also going to turn 36 this year but has still been playing well when on the field. The one problem with Dallas trying to add him is that he hasn't signed with anyone until November in each of the past two seasons. Still, it doesn't hurt to call and he could still provide a spark as a rotational player.