3 free agents who make perfect sense for Cowboys after 2024 NFL Draft

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1. LT David Bakhtiari

The Cowboys plan to start Tyler Guyton at left tackle, but what if the 2024 first-round pick isn't ready to carry that burden right away? Guyton played exclusively right tackle at Oklahoma and it's not like he has vast experience there. He made just 14 starts at RT for the Sooners.

At 6-7 and 322 pounds, Guyton has the size, athleticism and footwork to develop into a high-end blindside protector. However, it's going to take time for him to mold all of his traits together and put on more strength in the weight room.

Even if the plan is to start Guyton Week 1, signing Bakhtiari would be a smart move. On top of providing mentorship to Guyton and the Cowboys' other young linemen, Bakhtiari would give Dallas insurance behind Guyton if he were to endure growing pains at left tackle.

Mike McCarthy and Co. might want Guyton to play through the early hurdles, but signing Bakhtiari couldn't hurt. After undergoing multiple knee surgeries, Bakhtiari will come dirt cheap for the cap-shortened Cowboys. We don't even hate the idea of having Bakhtiari start Week 1 to allow Guyton to continue learning the ins and outs of the left tackle position.

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