The Dallas Cowboys are not in any position to spend big in the impending free agency. The team currently sits at $21 million over in terms of cap space. In a dream world, Dallas not only wouldn’t have cap issues, but the organization would also finally use free agency to make some blockbuster signs. Unfortunately, that isn’t the current world.
But that should not stop us from dreaming about some players we want them to sign. Despite the limited cap space, the Cowboys can restructure a few contracts or release certain players to make up a good amount of cap room. With that being said, this article was written in a world where the Cowboys have a ton of cap space and can significantly improve their roster through free agency. This free-agent class is loaded with players that could make an instant impact in Dallas.
Understand that we are well aware that these signings won’t happen, but these are some dream-free agents that could make a huge impact on the roster.
3 dream free agents the Dallas Cowboys wish they could add to their roster
3. Tyrann Mathieu, Safety, Kansas City Chiefs
The Cowboys need another playmaker in the secondary to compliment Trevon Diggs. Safety Tyrann Mathieu would be the perfect pairing and his versatility would be a big reason why. Not only can Mathieu thrive in coverage but he also spends a lot of time around the line of scrimmage. Mathieu is a do-it-all kind of safety and that position is one that Dallas has struggled with for many years.
Despite being 30 years old at the start of the next season, Mathieu has continued to play very well over the past three years. He was named to the Pro Bowl in 2021 and first-team All-Pro in 2019 and 2020.
We saw how important a versatile safety can be in defensive coordinators Dan Quinn’s scheme. The emergence of Jayron Kearse and his versatility was crucial to the defense’s success last season. Unfortunately, Kearse is a free agent this year, which means his future with Dallas is up in the air.
The former LSU Tiger is as aggressive as any safety in the NFL. He is always around the ball and he could be a true game-changer for the Cowboys. While the contract he is seeking is far greater than what Dallas can afford (Spotrac is projecting over $14 million per year) he would remain a perfect fit if the Cowboys decide to create some cap space.