5 moves the Cowboys could make to try and save their season

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Sign a Couple Key Free Agents

Now, the Cowboys should only sign more free agents if they are truly interested in trying to winning the division right now. If Dallas secretly believes this season is lost and wants to start planning for next year, adding more potential free agent busts should be avoided at all costs.

Roll that money over into next year. But, if they are all-in for 2020 …

If there ever any concerns free agent safety Earl Thomas would be a distraction in this locker room, I’m not sure this group could sink any lower. And the team clearly needs a more experience, stabilizing force in their secondary.

If the seven-time Pro Bowl safety could come in and bring with him in a Super Bowl-sized chip on his shoulder, I believe the Cowboys would benefit from his veteran presence and playmaking ability. After all, this is a defensive unit that has recorded one interception through seven games. One.

The injuries along the team’s offensive line are well-documented. Needless to say, Dallas is basically running out players to start along the O-Line that might not even make an NFL roster elsewhere as a backup.

And although the team could be getting guard Zack Martin and center Joe Looney soon, the Cowboys could use an injection of talent and experience along their O-Line. That’s where someone like free agent guard Quinton Spain could help. But if Dallas wishes to add the 29-year old veteran who has 66 starts under his belt, they’d better hurry. Reports indicate Spain might be signing with the Cincinnati Bengals soon.

Signing free agents instead of trading for players allows the Cowboys to add those much-needed elements to their roster without sacrificing future draft assets to do so. And looking at this team’s salary cap situation, they’ll need all the draft picks they can get over the next couple of years.