A simple reading of the tea leaves suggests the Dallas Cowboys are done making big splashes this offseason.
The media might be pushing Dalvin Cook and DeAndre Hopkins to Dallas, but the Cowboys' braintrust, including Jerry Jones and Mike McCarthy made it clear they aren't pursuing the coveted free agents.
That said, the Cowboys shouldn't turn their nose up at signing other players. While most of the roster's starters for 2023 are locked in, they have over $20 million in cap space and could use depth and experience at certain positions.
With that in mind, here are three available free agents who could immediately start at their respective positions for the Cowboys in 2023.
3. Rashaan Evans, LB
This might cause get arise out of Cowboys fans, but Evans would slot in perfectly next to Leighton Vander Esch. That's no knock on Damone Clark, who'd still get plenty of snaps as the third linebacker behind the two veterans. In a perfect world, he'd end up playing more snaps than Evans.
Unfortunately for Evans, the Falcons didn't make seismic changes to their defensive personnel until this offseason. A move to the Cowboys' loaded defense -- specifically their front seven -- could be just what the doctor ordered for Evans, who was a worthy first round pick of the Titans back in 2018 out of Alabama.
Evans is a strong athlete with a relatively clean injury history. He only has one season in which he appeared in less than 13 games and is coming off the most productive year of his career, posting 159 tackles, four passes defended, 46 defensive stops, six tackles for loss and two sacks.
The Cowboys aren't crying out for help at linebacker, but they could use another veteran presence to lessen the burden on Clark and rookie DeMarvion Overshown. Evans checks that box, and best of all is he wouldn't hinder the development of Dallas' young linebackers.