The Dallas Cowboys were absolutely dominant in a 40-0 rout of the New York Giants in Week 1 of the 2023 season. With defensive scoring, special teams scoring, and obviously the offense coming through, there's not much not to like with this Cowboys roster right now, right?
Well, a general manager's job is never done. You're always looking for ways to improve your roster, whether that means adding players as injury replacements or bringing in guys for depth. In today's NFL, you can also add guys to your practice squad and stash some veterans there to give them a shot down the line.
After evaluating what we saw from the Cowboys, there are a handful of players I wouldn't mind seeing this team take a shot on, whether they sign them to the active roster or the practice squad. Let's take a look at five of them.
1. Jared Cook, tight end
Yes, Jared Cook is 36 years old and hasn't played in the regular season since 2021, but he has been a consistently effective weapon in the passing game throughout the course of his NFL career and would be worth adding to the practice squad to see if he can get in game shape and contribute for this Cowboys team.
Obviously, the Cowboys used a second-round pick on Michigan TE Luke Schoonmaker to eventually be the replacement for Dalton Schultz at the position, but that process is obviously going a little slower than some of the other young tight ends we're seeing around the league (like Luke Musgrave and Darnell Washington).
Cook is one of a number of names, but he's one the Cowboys might want to consider.