6 Signings That Would Save the Cowboys' Disappointing Free Agency

These moves could save an otherwise dreadful free agency period for the Cowboys

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Once again, the Dallas Cowboys have been frustratingly slow to act during free agency. They continued to stay away from the tier-one free agents and haven't even been making the necessary moves to free up cap space.

In the past, we've seen them start this slow only to make a few shrewd moves that wind up working out. Here, we look at six free agents they can sign who will save what has been a disappointing start to the free agency period.

6. Jerome Baker, LB

Dallas needs help at linebacker and DeMarvion Overshown returning to health isn't the answer.

There are reasons to be excited about his potential but he was a third-round pick in 2023 that has yet to play in a regular season game. Throwing him and Damone Clark out there as the only options would be a mistake — and it could lead to another season where their run defense gets exposed.

Dallas missed out on players such as Eric Kendricks, Azeez Al-Shaair, and Jordan Hicks — and Hicks wound up being a bargain for the Cleveland Browns — but there are still starting-caliber players out there. The best is arguably Jerome Baker, who was released by the Miami Dolphins.

Baker spent six seasons in South Beach after his career at Ohio State. He topped 100 tackles three times and has never had fewer than 78. He's decent against the run but excels in coverage, earning a 74.4 grade from PFF last season. He won't fix all their issues on defense but he would be a solid replacement for Leighton Vander Esch.