Dallas Cowboys: 15 best free agent acquisitions of all-time

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Some of the most impactful players in Dallas Cowboys’ history have been acquired via free agency. But who are the top 15 ever? Here are our picks.

In recent years, the Dallas Cowboys have chosen to focus more on the draft and player development to build their roster rather than making big splash signings in free agency. But despite some infamous misses, the Cowboys have found past success farming the free agency fields as well.

There have been free agency signings in Dallas that have helped to lead the team to the promise land. There have also been some who made a quick stop on their way to Canton, Ohio and the Pro Football Hall of Fame, while others simply contributed to the team during their stay.

But the role of free agency holds an important place in the history of America’s Team. And some of the best players ever to wear The Star did so as veterans looking for a new team to call home. A few of them have even earned themselves an honored place in the hearts of Cowboys’ fans.

Just who are the greatest free agency signings in Cowboys’ history? Here’s our list of the best 15 free agent acquisitions of all-time. Does our list match yours? Let’s find out.