5 free agents the Cowboys should have their eye on for 2021

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Troy Hill, Los Angeles Rams
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3. Troy Hill, Cornerback

The Dallas Cowboys secondary has struggled immensely for most of the 2020 season. Any list that talks about the teams’ needs in this upcoming offseason should heavily feature safeties and cornerbacks. Los Angeles Rams cornerback Troy Hill certainly fits that mold.

The 29-year old defender has posted three consecutive seasons with at least two interceptions for the Rams. Hill is also a versatile cornerback who can play in both the slot and the outside, something that would benefit a Dallas team that has struggled across the board in their secondary.

The Cowboys also have two of their young cornerbacks, Chidobe Awuzie and Jourdan Lewis, heading for free agency this offseason. Whether or not the organization decides to bring back these young cornerbacks the team is still in desperate need of help at this important position.

Unfortunately for fans of America’s Team, the Cowboys may have played themselves out of potentially drafting Alabama cornerback Patrick Surtain II or Virginia Tech cornerback Caleb Farley. The team’s recent three-game winning streak has managed to keep their playoff hopes alive but has cost the team considerably in terms of its draft position.

Hill could also provide a veteran presence for a unit that is incredibly young and inexperienced. The team is very youthful in their secondary, which can be both a blessing and a curse at times.

Troy Hill, like virtually all of these players, may end up signing with the team he currently plays for in the Rams. However, the Dallas Cowboys should keep an eye on Hill, especially if they fail to draft a difference-maker at the cornerback position in this upcoming NFL Draft.