The Dallas Cowboys front office has been very forthcoming about looking for players that aren’t as expensive in order to fill holes on their roster. This season we’ve heard the usual rumors along with interviews starring Jerry Jones that have hinted at the Cowboys are looking to make a big free agent move whether it’s a trade or via free agency we will have to see.
But there are quite a few free agents who we know are going to be out of their hypothetical price range but what if they did decide to take a leap of faith and spend big on a free agent?
The man who could help them hit on spending money on a big-name free agent is Will McClay whose been able to find diamonds in the rough when given very little, just imagine the team he would be able to put together if the Cowboys’ purse strings were opened this offseason. Let’s take a look at some potential players that will garner a larger contract than the Cowboys have been willing to spend in the past.
5 pricey free agents Cowboys shouldn’t be afraid to sign
*Projected cost collected from Pro Football Focus*
Jonathan Jones, Cornerback
Career Stats: 330 total tackles, 11 interceptions, 44 passes defended
Projected Contract: 2 yrs — $5.5m avg/yr$7m guaranteed, $11m total
The Cowboys seem to always be in the market for a cornerback. This offseason is no exception with Anthony Brown hitting free agency and Dallas not having anyone that can fill his position. Odds are the Cowboys look towards the draft for a cheap option, but that’s if they don’t decide to finally start spending money in free agency.
If they do, then Jones would be a good fit for this defense. He’s shown that he can hold his own against some of the top receivers in the league, and that he can make plays on the football. He’s not going to come cheap, though, but if Dallas is really trying to get back to the big show then Jones could help them get there.
His price tag is going to be the main thing that will give the Cowboys pause, but their faith in defensive coordinator Dan Quinn and Will McClay’s ability to find players that fit what the coaching staff wants will give the Cowboys ownership some much-needed reassurance that signing this player will help this defense immediately fill the hole opposite Trevon Diggs.