3 free agents that would cement the Cowboys as Super Bowl contenders

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Every season, the Dallas Cowboys have high championship aspirations. But every year, they seem to fall short.

Dallas hasn't made the NFC Championship since 1996 and they're just 5-12 in 17 playoff games since then. Only the Detroit Lions (0), Cleveland Browns (1), and Washington Commanders (2) have fewer playoff wins during that span. The Houston Texans also have just four playoffs win since 2002 -- the franchise's first season in the NFL.

The Cowboys have had strong teams over the last 27 years, but they can't get over the hump.

After the team's Super Bowl win during the 1995 season, Troy Aikman went just 1-3 in playoff games from 1996-2000 to end his career. Tony Romo was just 2-4 in playoff games over 10 NFL seasons and Dak Prescott hasn't been much better in big playoff games. Prescott is also 2-4 in such games.

This year, owner Jerry Jones is hoping things are different. As a team, the Cowboys are hoping they can finally reach an NFC Championship Game and better yet, the Super Bowl.

Dallas has done a nice job this offseason of setting up the team for a deep playoff run. They've traded for key veteran players Brandin Cooks and Stephon Gilmore and re-signed many in-house free agents, including Leighton Vander Esch, Donovan Wilson, and Johnathan Hankins. The Cowboys also drafted a run-stopping menace with their first-round pick in Mazi Smith, filling a major team need.

The team has made necessary moves this spring to hopefully get them back to the Super Bowl. But is it enough? With that, here are three free agents that would cement the Cowboys as Super Bowl contenders in 2023.