It’s been quite in Valley Ranch since free agency opened last Tuesday, the Dallas Cowboys who are estimated to have below 500,000 in salary cap room didn’t make big moves in the first week of free agency. The Cowboys were able to hold on to Anthony Spencer for another year with a franchise tag worth 10.6 million, in addition resigned Ernie Sims to a one year veteran minimum deal.
It was no surprise as to the Cowboys silence during the first half of the free agency period, but now that the top tier talent is all but gone there are still big names out there. If the Cowboys manage to work out a new deal with Tony Romo or Anthony Spencer it may allow the Cowboys to do some bargain hunting in the second half of free agency, here are some names that the Cowboys can still go after.
Brian Urlacher LB
There have been reports that the Cowboys are keeping a close eye on Brian Urlacher’s availability. While Brian Urlacher may not be the player he once was, he will be relatively cheap considering his age 34 and his declining health. The Cowboys can plug him in the middle of this 4-3 defense and place Sean Lee on the outside to play opposite of Bruce Carter.
Josh Cribbs WR
While I believe this move wouldn’t have a big impact on the offense, adding Cribbs would give the Cowboys a difference maker in the return game and allow Dwayne Harris to focus solely on being the new 3rd receiver on the Cowboys offense.
Dwight Freeney DE
Dwight Freeney has plenty of experience in a 4-3 defense playing more than half his career in one; I think the Cowboys could get him for cheap mean while making Anthony Spencer expandable.
Sabastian Vollmer OT
He has yet to find a home and would be an immediate upgrade over Doug Free. Despite reports that the Cowboys aren’t looking to cut Doug Free just yet, acquiring Vollmer would end Doug Frees career in Dallas indefinitely.
Of course these are moves that the Cowboys can make if they manage to extend Tony Romos contract. They can also opt to give Anthony Spencer an extension but if they go that route Dallas will likely not sign Dwight Freeney. Nonetheless this is all speculation considering the fact the Cowboys are having trouble hashing out a new deal with Romo, as for Spencer I think the Cowboys will wait to till training camp to see how he performs in a 4-3 as oppose to extending him in the offseason without knowing if he can thrive in the 4-3 scheme.