3 free agents the Dallas Cowboys should still pursue

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The Dallas Cowboys headed into the offseason with a plethora of needs that were heavily skewed towards the defensive side of the ball. The team then kicked off its offseason with a bang by re-signing quarterback Dak Prescott to a blockbuster deal. The organization was then able to manipulate the cap enough to head into the free agency period with roughly $20 million in cap space.

Since the unofficial start of free agency kicked off on March 15 (start of legal tampering period) the organization has made a handful of both insignificant and significant moves. The Cowboys recently made what was arguably their biggest move when they signed safety Demontae Kazee. Kazee, a former Atlanta Falcon, will be reunited with his old head coach, Dan Quinn, who is currently the teams’ defensive coordinator.

The organization has also bolstered its depth along the defensive line by signing linemen like Brent Urban, Carlos Watkins, and Tarrell Basham (though he is also expected to play some linebacker for the team as well). They also focused on their special teams unit early in the free agency period.

The team has also signed safety Keanu Neal, who is expected to mostly play weakside linebacker next season, and safety, Jayron Kearse. Neal, who is also a former Falcon, was selected to the Pro Bowl back in 2017 and had 100 total tackles last season for Atlanta. Meanwhile, Kearse started a career-high seven games for the Detroit Lions last year and accrued 59 total tackles.

After all of these signings the Cowboys, according to Spotrac, reportedly have roughly $10 million in cap space remaining. That means that Dallas probably has enough money to make one or two more somewhat significant moves to try and address their needs. The team also has a whopping ten draft picks in the upcoming NFL Draft.

Without further ado here is an updated list of the (remaining, at the time of this writing) top three free agents the Dallas Cowboys should target late in free agency.