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

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Quinton Dunbar, Washington Football Team
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2. Quinton Dunbar, Cornerback

The Dallas Cowboys will head into 2021 with one of the youngest secondaries in the NFL. Adding former Washington cornerback Quinton Dunbar this offseason would add a veteran presence to the unit and possibly provide some valuable intel of the team’s rival.

The 28-year old is currently playing for the Seattle Seahawks and has been plagued with injuries this season. Dunbar has only played six games this year and has only managed to nab one interception. To make matters more complicated it was recently announced that the veteran defender will have to undergo season-ending knee surgery.

Dunbar was coming off a very successful season in Washington in 2019. He managed to accrue an impressive four interceptions in eleven games for Washington and headed into 2020 with high expectations for the Seahawks. Hopefully, Dunbar makes a full recovery this offseason and is ready to play next season.

If Dunbar makes a full recovery (which is expected) then he would be a potentially terrific addition to Dallas. Coming off an injury plagued-season might mean that the Cowboys can sign Dunbar to a relatively team-friendly deal.

The Dallas Cowboys have two of their young cornerbacks with expiring contracts headed into this offseason and are in desperate need of help at this important position. The teams’ cap situation might mean they have to take a chance on a talented player coming off an injury. Dunbar, like many of the players on this list, would also add some experience to a relatively inexperienced Dallas secondary.