3 bargain free agents Cowboys should sign before NFL Draft

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Trades notwithstanding, the Dallas Cowboys top move in free agency was re-signing safety Donovan Wilson. 

Retaining Leighton Vander Esch is a close second, but Wilson was a top-three most important player on one of the best defenses in the NFL.

The Cowboys weren’t very active in free agency outside from re-signing their own players. They onboarded running back Ronald Jones and offensive lineman Chuma Edoga on cheap one-year contracts, though neither player (in a perfect world) expects to play a huge role unless injuries wreak havoc. 

Dallas has $13.14 million in cap space with days remaining before the NFL Draft, according to Over the Cap. Some $8 million of that will be used to sign their incoming draft class, which gives them a shade over $5 million to doll out before next Thursday. 

If the Cowboys choose to plug some roster holes that may not be attainable during the draft, here are some free agents they could sign at a bargain. 

3 cheap free agents Cowboys should sign before NFL Draft 

3. Cam Fleming, OT

How about a little reunion in Dallas? 

A former fourth-round pick of the Patriots in 2024, Fleming was a rotational offensive lineman for the Cowboys in 2018 and 2019. He appeared in 28 games and made six starts in total filling in for the injured Tyron Smith at left tackle. 

Somewhat surprisingly, Dallas opted against re-signing Fleming after the 2019 season, and the veteran inked a deal with the Giants. 

Still just 30 years old, Fleming spent the last two seasons in Denver and started 15 games last year (second most in his career). He did a solid job protecting Russell Wilson, producing a 72.6 player grade from PFF on a career-high 976 snaps. 

The best part about Fleming is his versatility, as he started nine games at right tackle and six at left tackle. He performed just as well on each side of the line and proved he’s one of the most underrated swing tackles in the game. 

It’s surprising Fleming is still available, but the Cowboys should change. While they have three solid tackles in Tyron Smith, Tyler Smith and Terence Steele, the former hasn’t been able to stay healthy and the latter is coming off a torn ACL. Couldn’t hurt adding another name to the mix.

A Fort Hood, TX native, Fleming makes too much sense for Dallas.