The Dallas Cowboys just made a massive move to get cornerback Trevon Diggs signed to a long-term deal, but does that mean the team is done wheeling and dealing before the start of the 2023 regular season? Not likely.
The Cowboys have already added some prominent veterans to the roster on both sides of the ball this offseason. Offensively, the Cowboys added wide receiver Brandin Cooks in a trade with the Houston Texans. They added former Defensive MVP Stephon Gilmore in a trade with the Indianapolis Colts. While the majority of the work to revamp the roster is done, the Cowboys are in no position to scoff at roster upgrades with the team firmly in a championship window.
Who are some unexpected free agents the team could still potentially sign before the start of the 2023 regular season?
5 unexpected free agents the Dallas Cowboys might still sign
1. Dalvin Cook, RB
At this point, it might just be better for the Cowboys to bring back Ezekiel Elliott, but that wouldn't be overly unexpected, would it? I think it would be rather unexpected for the Cowboys to add Pro Bowl running back Dalvin Cook, especially because the closer we get to the preseason, the more likely it feels that Zeke is just going to return to Dallas.
Cook is obviously in no rush to sign with anyone, but that could change in the coming days as teams report for training camp and actually get underway with practices. Cook has made the Pro Bowl each of the last four seasons, averaging more than 1,800 yards from scrimmage per 17 games played over that timeframe.
Some team is going to get a really good player this late in the stage, so why not the Cowboys? Having an upgraded running game only serves to take pressure off of Dak Prescott, and Cook has been one of the league's best over the last four years. He would also help take some pressure off of Tony Pollard both in the running game and in the passing game.