Dallas Cowboys: 3 free agents who still make sense
Although the Dallas Cowboys are well into the offseason, there are still some quality free agents available. Here are three I believe still make sense.
With the NFL offseason starting to wrap up, teams are beginning to start their team based offseason workouts. The Dallas Cowboys started their OTA sessions on Monday, and it seems like training camp will be here before you know it.
With the roster starting to take shape, there are still some very intriguing big name options still on the market. Dallas still has some holes that need to be filled on their roster. Tight end, safety, and wide receiver are all positions that still have question marks surrounding them in 2018.
Here are three free agent targets that could help push the Cowboys over the top next season.
1. Julius Thomas TE 6’5 256 lbs
Julius Thomas is a six year pro, who started his career with the Denver Broncos and had loads of success. In 2013 and 2014 Thomas was one of the better tight ends in the NFL. He fell just 12 yards shy of 800 for the season in 2013, and raked in 12 touchdown receptions in back to back years. Thomas was awarded with back to back Pro Bowl appearances, and cashed in during the 2014 offseason, signing a 5 year $46 million dollar contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Expectations were sky high for Thomas in Jacksonville, and he never came close to living up to the hype. In his two season with the Jaguars, Thomas recorded just nine total touchdown receptions, and never reached over 455 yards receiving. He also struggled to stay on the field, appearing in only 22 of the 32 games he played for Jacksonville.
After two disappointing years, Thomas was traded to the Miami Dolphins for a 7th round draft pick In 2017 in Miami, Thomas recorded 41 receptions, for 388 yards, and three touchdowns. On March 14, he was released by the Dolphins, and he has yet to find a job.
Thomas would be an excellent player for the Dallas Cowboys to take a flyer on, and see if he still has any capability of producing the way he did in Denver. With their current depth chart at tight end, it would help to have a guy with experience, who has had past success in the NFL to help their young players.
Although Thomas never lived up to expectations because of his contract, he did still have a knack for finding the end zone, scoring twelve touchdowns over the last three seasons.
Thomas would be a perfect option for the Cowboys if they can get him on a low risk, one year deal. He could add a significant red zone threat with his size, and would give Dallas a veteran option in their tight end room.