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10 Free Agents Dallas Cowboys Should Consider in 2021

The and the rest of the league can now start contract negotiations with the representatives of unrestricted , better known as the legal tampering period. However, signings cannot become official until the start of the 2021 new league year (March 17).

It's going to be really interesting to see just how active the Dallas Cowboys are in this year. They have a lot of holes to fill on their roster, especially on the defensive side of the ball. How they go about navigating free agency will go a long ways in how they fill those holes prior to the 2021 .

Today, I wanted to take the opportunity to share with all of you some of the free agents I think the Dallas Cowboys could possibly be interested in. I tried to put on my GM hat to identify FAs the Cowboys could realistically be interested in based on and affordability. Below are the 10 players I believe makes sense.

LB Nicholas Morrow

Nicholas Morrow
LB Nicholas Morrow

Nicholas Morrow has gone from an from a Division III school to a starting caliber three-down LB in just a few years with the Raiders. He's played all three LB positions, but is at his best as a WILL in a 4-3. He was rated as the 26th ranked off-ball LB last year by PFF and at 25 years old he would give the Cowboys a versatile, young player to provide much-needed depth.

LB K.J. Wright

K.J. Wright
Free Agent LB

K.J. Wright has been linked to the Dallas Cowboys on a number of occasions this due to his previous connection with and it makes sense. Dallas needs more LB depth and Wright would be a perfect fit at SAM. If he's looking for his last big payday though he could be out of Dallas' price range. Spotrac projects a two-year, $14 million deal, which could be too expensive.

DT Malcolm Brown

Malcolm Brown
Free Agent DT Malcolm Brown

I was on board with the idea of the Cowboys sending a late-round pick this year to the Saints to acquire Malcolm Brown via , but now that he's a free agent they could get him at a discounted price. At just 27 years old he could be willing to sign a short-term deal in order to cash in in the future when the is back up. He'd be an immediate upgrade at the 1-tech.

CB Mike Davis

Mike Davis
Free Agent CB Mike Davis

Mike Davis hasn't played for Dan Quinn, but he did play in a similar system under Gus Bradley during his time with the Chargers. At 6'2″, 195 pounds he fits the size threshold Quinn prefers in his outside and at just 26 years old with 35 games under his belt he makes a lot of sense. He'll likely fall into the second-tier of CBs in free agency, which could fall in Dallas' ballpark.

CB Gareon Conley

Gareon Conley
Free Agent CB Gareon Conley

Gareon Conley is another young CB who I believe makes sense for the Dallas Cowboys. He was a first-round pick by the Raiders before being traded to the Texans and at just 25 years old he could be a bargain . I think he could be looking to sign a one-year “prove it” deal after missing all of 2020 with an , which could fall right in Dallas' approach to free agency this year.

FS Malik Hooker

Malik Hooker
Free Agent FS

Malik Hooker is the risk/reward kind of free agent signing the Dallas Cowboys like to gamble on. His past injury is concerning, but it should also make him an expensive. And, if he can overcome all of that he'd be a perfect fit as the rangy, centerfield type FS in Dan Quinn's heavy Cover 1-3 scheme. Signing Hooker also wouldn't prevent the Cowboys from drafting a early.

SS Kenny Vaccaro

Kenny Vaccaro
Free Agent SS

's play last year earns him the right to have first shot at the starting job, but the Cowboys would be wise to add someone to push/challenge him. Kenny Vaccaro is exactly the kind of free agent signing to do just that. Not only do I believe he'd be an inexpensive signing, but he would provide some much-needed veteran and depth to the position.

OLB Tyus Bowser

Tyus Bowser
Free Agent OLB

Tyus Bowser (6'3″, 242) was the Ravens second-round pick in 2017 (47th overall), but never really lived up to his draft status. He was a solid rotational pass rusher and racked up 10.5 QB in that role in his four years in Baltimore. With the Cowboys I think he would play the same kind of role as a situational pass rusher and could possibly play SAM LB as well.

C Nick Martin

Nick Martin
Free Agent C Nick Martin

All signs point to taking over as the starting for the Dallas Cowboys in 2021, but that could all change if someone like Nick Martin is added via free agency. Nick, the younger brother of , started 62 games during his four years with the Texans. If not too expensive his valuable experience could be too appealing for the Cowboys to pass up.

OT Cameron Fleming

Cameron Fleming
Free Agent OT

Prior to serving as the starting right last year Cameron Fleming served as the Dallas Cowboys swing tackle for a few seasons. He ended up starting six games as an injury fill-in during his two seasons in Dallas and could be targeted to fill that role once again. If he can't find a starting job elsewhere a return to Dallas could be mutually beneficial for both parties.

Brian Martin
Brian Martin
Level C2/C3 quadriplegic. College graduate with a bachelors degree in sports and health sciences-concentration sports management. Sports enthusiast. Dallas Cowboys fanatic. Lover of life with a glass half-full point of view.

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