4 great free agents the Cowboys could've signed but didn't

The Cowboys should have signed these four free agents.

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In years past, the Dallas Cowboys have been incredibly inactive in free agency. This season, however, their front office made some of those droughts in previous offseasons look like an oasis.

Dallas has signed just one outside free agent, which is Eric Kendricks. The former Minnesota Vikings and Los Angeles Chargers linebacker is a solid addition but they lost far more players than this — including Tony Pollard, Tyler Biadasz, Dorance Armstrong, and Dante Fowler.

Perhaps they figure it out and make us all eat our words. But right now, it appears they've dropped the ball and will look back at the end of the season and regret not signing these four players.

4. Nick Harris, C

The company line has been something to the effect of —  'the salary cap has limited us'. Jerry and Stephen Jones have become increasingly cheap with their players and instead of adapting to the way the NFL works, they put the blame on their players.

The Jones family says they can't sign people because Dak Prescott makes too much. He then says they're going to have to pay for Micah Parsons and CeeDee Lamb, making sure to blame them even before they get new deals.

Ignoring this flawed logic, they still had some affordable options to give themselves a shot in 2024. For example, they could have signed Nick Harris as a replacement for Tyler Biadasz. Harris spent four seasons with the Cleveland Browns and was supposed to be their starter in 2022 but suffered a knee injury in the preseason.

He lost his job to Ethan Pocic but still made four starts in his career and held his own. He also spent time in the backfield as an oversized fullback.

Harris wouldn't have been the same caliber starter as Biadsz but he's proven he can get the job done and is making just $2.5 million for Seattle. Biadasz, on the other hand, is making nearly $30 million over the next three seasons. They would have not only saved money but could have been praised for the move if Harris was even serviceable as their starter. More importantly, it would have kept them from feeling pressured into targeting a center in the draft.