Dallas Cowboys: 4 free agents that actually make sense

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Kansas City Chiefs, Bashaud Breeland
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Bashaud Breeland, CB

The current landscape of the Dallas Cowboys secondary is unsettling at best. Last year’s second-round selection, Trevon Diggs, had a good rookie year and owns one starting spot.

The underwhelming Anthony Brown currently would be slated as CB2 although Dallas would be foolish to not draft at least one corner with one of their four top 100 draft picks this year.

Beyond that, the Cowboys have a whole bunch of nothing. Bashaud Breeland would be the perfect addition to the roster.

In today’s NFL, you need at least three good cornerbacks. Not only is Breeland slightly better than average, but he’s also not accustomed to a big payday so it’s likely he won’t be looking for one.

Over the past three seasons, he has taken three consecutive one-year deals worth $880K, $2M, and $3M respectively. That is well within the financial wheelhouse of this team. Breeland has two interceptions in five of his seven years in the league. While that’s not stunning, it’s still better than what this team has seen for far too long.

Diggs, Breeland, and a top draft pick instantly gives the defense three viable starters all while being extremely fiscally responsible.