2. Stephon Gilmore, Cornerback
In addition to trading for Brandin Cooks to shore up their receiving corps, the Cowboys also went out and landed Stephon Gilmore. Despite being 33 years old, Gilmore is still one of the top cover corners in the NFL. A former standout at South Carolina, Gilmore was selected 10th overall by the Buffalo Bills back in 2012.
He spent five years in Western New York before signing with the New England Patriots in 2017. From there, he went on to win a Super Bowl while making the Pro Bowl three seasons in a row. He made it four in a row, and now has five in his career, when he made another appearance in 2021 as a member of the Carolina Panthers.
Gilmore spent 2022 with the Indianapolis Colts before being traded to Dallas. He was expected to give them a trio of corners to rely on with Trevon Diggs and DaRon Bland, but Diggs suffered a torn ACL early in the year. Losing him stings but Bland has gone on to have a historic season while Gilmore gives them a savvy veteran on the opposite side.
Through 11 games, he has 40 tackles, 10 pass defenses, and two picks. Dallas would surely like to bring him back in 2024 but they might be tempted to save money if they don't feel like this is a Super Bowl-winning roster. Taking the NFC would convince them otherwise and potentially lead to them figuring out how to re-sign Gilmore for another run.