Just like that, the NFL season is over, and it ended favorably for the Dallas Cowboys as the division-rival Eagles lost to Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs. The Eagles now have as many Super Bowl losses as the Cowboys (three) and four-fewer wins in the big game.
While everyone is busy clowning Philly, the Cowboys can learn a lot from their foremost rivals from a roster-building standpoint. Both of the Eagles’ stud receivers — AJ Brown and DeVonta Smith — went off for 13 catches for 196 yards and a touchdown.
Perhaps Dallas will consider equipping Dak Prescott with another elite playmaker opposite superstar CeeDee Lamb.
We’ll cross that bridge if (when) the time comes. For now, let’s underline some key Chiefs and Eagles free agents that the Cowboys should already have on their radar for when the legal tampering period opens next month.
3 Super Bowl free agents for the Cowboys
3. Kyzir White, LB
We actually wanted the Cowboys to sign White last offseason, but he wound up in Philadelphia on a one-year, $5 million contract.
A former safety in college, White’s versatility fits the mold of a Dan Quinn defense. Jayron Kearse and Donovan Wilson both play significant snaps in the box, and are ‘tweeners in terms of the safety and linebacker positions.
White now has five straight years logging a coverage grade north of 60.0, per Pro Football Focus, and two straight seasons with 100 or more tackles. He was an integral part of the Eagles’ vaunted front seven in 2022, compiling 110 tackles, seven passes defended, three tackles for loss, and 46 run stops while not allowing a single touchdown as the primary defender in coverage.
Re-signing Leighton Vander Esch should be a top priority for the Cowboys in regard to addressing the linebacker position. Should the former first-round pick leave in free agency, though, White would be a worthwhile consolation prize to pair alongside Damone Clark and a potential mid-round pick in the 2023 draft.