6 Players Cowboys Should Sign After First Week of Free Agency

The Dallas Cowboys must be active in the second wave of NFL free agency

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The Dallas Cowboys were largely inactive in the first wave of NFL free agency, and fans have been understandably frustrated by it. The big roadblock for the Cowboys in NFL free agency right now is obviously their salary cap space situation, where the margins are slim to say the least. The Cowboys have under $5 million in available cap space going into the second week of NFL free agency, but they can make moves to free up space or sign players to low year-one cap hits.

As of this moment, the Dak Prescott contract situation looms large and the Cowboys can't really do anything substantial until his contract is figured out...if that's in the works at all.

If or when that Prescott contract happens, the Cowboys will be swimming in salary cap space. He's taking up almost $60 million in space right now, more than 25 percent of the overall cap. But the Cowboys have lost so many players already this offseason that they can't afford to sit on their hands. Let's look at some available options after the first week of free agency.

1. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB

It might not be the most glamorous of signings, but a former first-round pick like Clyde Edwards-Helaire could be interesting in a committee situation in Dallas. This Cowboys team has now lost Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard in consecutive offseasons, two players who gave this team a rather respectable rushing attack as recently as 2022.

Edwards-Helaire is much more of the pass-catching variety at the position, but he's not as limited to that role as someone like Jerick McKinnon. There might be untapped potential in the running game yet for Edwards-Helaire, who will only be 25 entering his 5th NFL season.