4 overrated free agents still available the Cowboys should stay away from

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It is the second week of free agency in the NFL and while the big spending is subsiding, teams are still making moves. The Dallas Cowboys so far have not made any outside moves beyond signing Eric Kendricks. They have managed to retain some of their own players like Rico Dowdle, who is coming back on a one-year deal, but not much more is brewing at The Star.

The second week of free agency might not see teams spend as much but there are a few big names still left. Some are a bit surprising but are still options for Dallas.

After bringing in Kendricks, the Cowboys have seen more critical pieces leave over the past week. Tyron Smith is officially moving on to join the Jets, Leighton Vander Esch was released then retired due to his neck injuries, and Michael Gallup was released, although he will be a post-June 1st cut.

Due to some of those recent moves, the Cowboys do have some more cap room to potentially now spend money in free agency. While there are still a few household names out there, maybe that player is not who they used to be. With that in mind, here are some free agents Dallas should avoid if they are still looking to spend.

1. Jamal Adams

The news surrounding Adams has been relatively quiet since he was released a few weeks ago. He was part of a series of cap casualties in Seattle along with Quandre Diggs and Will Dissly. A few years ago teams would be calling Adams non-stop, but his recent history could be the reason he has not been signed yet.

Adams was traded to the Seahawks in 2020 from the Jets in exchange for a fourth-round pick. The move paid off as Adams made his third straight Prow Bowl that season. This looked to be the new era of a Seattle defense looking to recapture the magic of The Legion of Boom. However, the magic wore off after Adams got his money.

In August of 2021 he signed a four-year deal that made him the highest paid safety at the time. Just what he wanted when he was in New York. However, in Week 13 he tore his labrum and was placed on injured reserve. The next two years saw him only appear in nine games due to more injuries cutting his seasons short.

Seeing Adams still available might cause some to believe Dallas should consider signing him. Jayron Kearse is a free agent and so far there is little belief he will be back with the team. Donovan Wilson and Malik Hooker are both under contract for the near future but having another good safety in Kearse benefited this defense.

The biggest issues with Adams are his injury history and his ego. Based on Jerry and Stephen Jones' bargaining methods, Adams will not get the money he feel he deserves in Dallas. His name might have been in trade talks with the Cowboys a few years back, but in Hooker and Wilson they know they have capable safeties back there. Therefore Adams should not be in Dallas' second wave of plans for free agency.