Dallas Cowboys: Free Agent Linebackers, FA Preview

ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 19: Anthony Hitchens
ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 19: Anthony Hitchens /

In today’s Dallas Cowboys headlines, it’s all about upcoming free agency. We discuss the hot topics concerning the open market and some key roster decisions.

The Dallas Cowboys have some major decisions to make when it comes to free agency. Not only do they have to decide which of their own free agents to re-sign, but they will also have to determine how much they want to spend on the open market. Which, in the recent past, hasn’t been all that much.

Below, we’ll share five headlines about the Cowboys across the internet and give our unique take on each.

5 free agents Dallas Cowboys could target at LB … – Dallas Morning News

The position of linebacker will apparently be a very hot one this offseason for the Cowboys. With injury concerns surrounding both Sean Lee and Jaylon Smith, suddenly the position becomes a serious area of need. The re-signing of Anthony Hitchens will be paramount. If Dallas is unable to retain “Hitch”, this article provides some options in free agency.

Spagnola: Chasing Your Tail In Free Agency Is A Dangerous Thing To Do – DallasCowboys.com

According to long-time Cowboys insider Mickey Spagnola, the Cowboys should avoid spending too much in free agency. But I believe Dallas must find a better balance than relying solely on the draft. I think that’s been proven out by the terrible results we’ve seen out of free agency the past two seasons.

2018 Free Agency Preview: Dallas Cowboys – Pro Football Focus

Speaking of free agency, the Cowboys have a slew of their own players to either re-sign or let go this offseason. PFF does a good job here going over all the important decisions the team must wave through in the coming weeks.

Two linebackers who could be of great value to Cowboys after Round 1 of NFL draft – Dallas Morning News

If Dallas is unable to re-sign Hitchens this offseason, then here are later round options for the Cowboys at the linebacker positions provided by friend of the site, and draft guru, Dane Brugler.

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Long-time NFL scout and assistant coach Jim Garrett dies at 87 – ESPN.com

Finally, we end today’s headlines on a somber note. Condolences go out to Jason Garrett and his family following the passing of his father. Although many have an issue with the Dallas Cowboys current head coach, the Garrett family has a long and treasured history with America’s Team. And their loss should be felt throughout CowboyNation.