6 Free Agents the Cowboys Should Sign Before NFL Draft

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2. Bud Dupree, EDGE

Dorance Armstrong and Dante Fowler each joined the Washington Commanders in free agency. They followed Dan Quinn, who took the head coaching job in D.C., and have left the Boys thin on the edge.

Dallas can turn to Sam Williams to help replace the production Fowler and Armstrong are taking to their rival but there's not much depth beyond him. That's why it would make sense to kick the tires on a veteran who has had some success in the league such as Bud Dupree.

The 22nd overall pick for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2015, Dupree had 39.5 sacks in six seasons. He blossomed after T.J. Watt lined up across from him and had 11.5 sacks in 2019 and 8.0 in just 11 games in 2020.

Dupree then signed with the Tennessee Titans but struggled with health and consistency.

He redeemed himself in 2023 with the Atlanta Falcons by playing in 16 games and recording 39 tackles with 6.5 sacks. He has yet to sign anywhere and the Cowboys would be wise to bring him in as a part of their pass rush. He would be able to start if needed but can also help rotate with Williams to keep their pass rush fresh. On top of that, he likely wouldn't break the bank which seems to be the only thing Jerry and Stephen Jones care about.