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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2. Stephon Gilmore, CB

This is the one internal free agent on the list. Stephon Gilmore was added in a trade with the Indianapolis Colts last season and he proved to be a great addition.

Originally, the plan was for him to be CB2 across from Trevon Diggs. That would give them the young stud at CB1 who just landed a massive extension. They also had DaRon Bland who was coming off a surprising rookie campaign.

Unfortunately, the plans changed by Week 3. Diggs suffered an ACL injury in one-on-one drills and was out for the year. This pushed everyone up the depth chart and while Gilmore wasn't the same player we saw in his prime, he more than held his own. Bland also stepped up in a huge way — he led the league in interceptions with nine and set the record for the most pick-sixes in a single season with five.

Gilmore has expressed a desire to remain in Dallas and they should be willing to get a deal done. Diggs is expected to be back by Week 1 but there's no telling if he will be 100 percent right away. Even if he is, this is a pass-happy NFL so every team needs at least three cornerbacks capable of starting. In that sense, losing Gilmore would leave a hole they're not prepared to fill.