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.
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5. Russell Gage, WR

There was a time when Russell Gage was one of the more impressive No. 3 wideouts in the NFL. Originally a sixth-round pick out of LSU, he spent the first four seasons of his career with the Atlanta Falcons. He hardly saw the field as a rookie in 2018, finishing with six receptions for 63 yards but started to take off in 2019 with 446 yards on 49 catches.

Gage found his rhythm after that and had more than 770 yards in each of the next two seasons, ending his time with the Falcons by recording 193 catches for 2,065 yards and nine touchdowns. He then signed with one of their divisional rivals, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and had 426 yards and five touchdowns in 13 games. His second campaign with the Bucs ended prematurely when he suffered a torn patellar tendon during training camp in 2023 and was placed on the IR.

Dallas currently has CeeDee Lamb and Brandin Cooks as their top wideouts and both are capable of putting up great numbers. As good as they are, there are concerns behind them. Jalen Tolbert and KaVontae Turpin have each shown flashes but neither has proven they can be a consistent weapon.

With Gage, there will be a risk since he's coming off a serious injury but the Cowboys could take advantage of this by landing a player with plenty of talent on an affordable deal. Gage would also be motivated to prove he's healthy and deserves a better contract in 2025, making this a potential win for everyone involved.