Ten Free Agents The Cowboys Could Sign This Offseason

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Nov 3, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones (left) with his son, executive vice president Stephen Jones prior to the game against the Minnesota Vikings at AT&T Stadium. All Rights Reserved, USA Today Sports Images

With a reported $31 million salary cap overage in 2014, the Dallas Cowboys and their fans appear to be in store for yet another lackluster free agent period. But Cowboys Vice President Stephen Jones appears confident that his front office team will be able to free up cap space by restructuring contracts and cutting some existing players. Depending upon the job they do, Dallas could actually be somewhat of a player when free agency starts on March 11th. Obviously, Dallas has various holes to fill and/or upgrade on their roster. Especially on the defensive side of the ball. With defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin continuing to search players who complement his 4-3/Cover 2 scheme, Dallas will have a specific list of needs going into free agency. The defensive line, linebacker corps and the safety positions are all areas of concern. Offensively, the guard position is probably their biggest need. Any of which could be addressed in March. There are also the Cowboys own free agents to consider. Players like defensive tackle Jason Hatcher, defensive end Anthony Spencer and guard Brian Waters are all on the open market. And how the Cowboys handle these situations will obviously drastically affect their free agency approach. As those player’s situations are fairly well-known by Cowboys fans, I only cover free agents from other teams in the following list. Finally, I do admit some of these players are a pipe dream. Regardless, their addition to the team would improve the club and if the confident Jones can make it work…why not? Therefore, here are ten free agents the Cowboys could pursue in 2014:

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Topics: 2014 Free Agency, Dallas Cowboys, Free Agents, Richie Incognito

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  • BradAustin

    Call me aloof, but I’d like to see Incognito in the middle of our line. Leary, Frederick, and Incognito would form 3 powerful bad boys pounding at the heart of a defense. Regardless of the outcome of the investigation, the NFL will keep a close eye on Richie so I doubt he will act out as much as he may have. And him being on a short leash with the league would have to reduce his salary demands significantly I’d think. After having a soft line for so many years, we could roll out a very solid bunch with that guy in there for Bernadeau. The running game could become a real force again.

    • SmartThinking

      Great! More problem players to have to suffer through. Sure. Come to Dallas! We’ll pay you twice what your worth and you can play a year or two and get thrown off the team with lots of money in your pocket. As if TO, an early Bryant, the drunk guy lineman and more problem players’ names I can’t think of, but still remember with a shudder, weren’t enough to bring this team to its knees!

      This team needs less drama, fewer headlines from the police blotter and better performance from players who keep their heads down and their off- field actions to an absolute minimum.

      Of course, that’s just my opinion.

  • SmartThinking

    All but three of these guys you’ve named above each make at least 25% of Dallas’ cap overage! Each!

    Allen makes, what, three times the Dallas cap overage?

    Everyone moans and groans why Dallas doesn’t have better players when, the truth is, this team is so mired in debt, not only can it not afford quality free agent players, it’d be hard for them to buy a package of gum with the budget restraints Jones and his bunch have saddled this team with!

    • disqus_kLJwdEdnOL

      It’s pretty simple. They just don’t have the money to sign top player. I don’t know why writers waste their time with article like this.

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