The Dallas Cowboys addressed needs in free agency and through the draft yet there still seem to be a few things that need to be addressed. A veteran run-stuffer feels like a need even though I have high hopes for sixth-round pick and zero technique Quinton Bohanna. The surprising release of veteran defensive tackle Antwuan Woods feels like there is a corresponding move ahead.
There is also the question of the plan at the free safety position. Sure, the team did sign former Atlanta Falcon Damontae Kazee but he is coming off of a torn ACL so the warm and fuzzy feeling with him is not where I would like it to be. Cornerback, pass rusher, and backup center are also concerns of mine heading into the final portion of talent acquisition.
One thing that is not a concern of mine nor any other team in the NFL is compensatory calculations. May 3, 4:00 pm EST was the deadline for any compensatory pick calculations. This means any free agent acquisitions after that point does not count for compensatory purposes.
This is important as the Dallas Cowboys figure to only gain one fourth-round compensatory selection for next year. The Dallas Cowboys can now go out and sign any free agent they like without it affecting next year’s compensation.
With a few holes left on this roster and some quality free agents available, the ingredients are ready to be purchased but the cook, the Dallas Cowboys front office, has to determine if the price fits the need and the main course hasn’t gone sour.
I have assembled a few free agents that could be brought and would help the Dallas Cowboys achieve the ultimate goal.