5 unexpected free agent signings Dallas Cowboys could still make happen

Could the Dallas Cowboys still go after any unexpected free agents in 2023?
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4. Marcedes Lewis, TE

Although Marcedes Lewis appeared on Aaron Rodgers' apparent "wish list" for the New York Jets, he remains an available free agent as teams get started with training camp and he would be a very valuable addition to the Dallas Cowboys' roster at this stage of the offseason.

While Lewis has strong connections in New York with obviously Aaron Rodgers and offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, his path did cross with Mike McCarthy in the 2018 season in Green Bay, McCarthy's last season with the Packers.

That connection could absolutely come into play as Dallas changes offensive philosophies and perhaps utilizes a tight end who is specifically just out there to block more often. Marcedes Lewis was a first-round pick way back when as a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars. The 2006 NFL Draft, to be specific. He has played 251 career games and while he's mostly just a blocker at this point in his career, Lewis isn't a slouch as a pass catcher and can be a weapon in certain situations.

He has averaged 29 receptions, 344 yards, and 3 TDs per 17 games over the course of his very long NFL career.

We know the Cowboys are going to throw the ball plenty, but Lewis is almost an extension of your offensive line in the running game who could be a major asset in closing out games.