6 Free Agents the Cowboys Should Sign Before NFL Draft

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1. Tyler Boyd, WR

With Michael Gallup being released, the Cowboys are thin at wide receiver. That doesn’t mean it was a bad move. In fact, it had to happen. Not only was Gallup making more money than he should have for his production, but the offense was more efficient when they stopped force-feeding him the ball.

The problem is that they’ve done nothing to replace him. And with the aforementioned holes at running back, offensive tackle, defensive tackle, and center, it’s going to be hard to fill them all. That’s why it makes sense to address this need in free agency, especially since there are a couple of options available.

One the Cowboys should strongly consider is Tyler Boyd. After eight seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals, Boyd is a free agent. He’s gotten some attention from the Pittsburgh Steelers and Detroit Lions but the Cowboys should kick the tires as well.

Boyd has been an excellent slot receiver throughout his career and topped 1,000 yards in 2018 and 2019. Despite the addition of Tee Higgins and Ja’Marr Chase in recent years, Boyd has stayed productive. Even with Joe Burrow injured for much of 2023, he had 67 receptions for 667 yards.

Dallas might believe they’re fine with CeeDee Lamb and Brandin Cooks, which they might be — provided neither misses time. But they’re one injury away from starting Jalen Tolbert, which is why Boyd would be a logical addition.

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