6 Free Agents the Cowboys Should Sign Before NFL Draft

The Dallas Cowboys still need outside help

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The Dallas Cowboys seem content to wait until the NFL Draft to make any more moves. They've done nearly nothing, with Eric Kendricks as their lone outside addition. They also re-signed Jourdan Lewis and Rico Dowdle but outside of that, it's been all losses in free agency.

At this point, it's hard to see them taking a step forward in 2024. They're putting all their eggs in the draft basket and while they've done well in recent years, their 2023 class wasn't good — which is why they need to protect themselves with these six free agency additions ahead of the 2024 NFL Draft.

6. Donovan Smith, LT

After winning the Super Bowl with the Kansas City Chiefs, Donovan Smith hinted that he wanted to sign with the New York Jets. The Cowboys might have inadvertently ruined those plans for the veteran left tackle.

Dallas didn't re-sign Tyron Smith, who joined the Jets on a one-year deal. As for Donovan Smith, he's still looking for his home this season. Perhaps the Cowboys could come calling since they've done nothing to replace their former blindside protector.

Smith is a nine-year veteran who has been a starter in each season. He's played in 136 career games and has started them all. After spending eight years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he headed to Kansas City where he replaced Orlando Brown. While he's not a Pro Bowl-type player, Smith is an experienced starter who would at least give them some confidence in the most important O-line position.