Sticking with status quo isn't working for the Dallas Cowboys. Mike McCarthy and his coaching staff's inability to make the proper changes or adjustments is hurting this team just as much as the players poor play. Something needs to be done to shake things up and I think signing a few free agents could do just that.
Offensively everybody seems to finally be settling in. The Dallas Cowboys may have finally stabilized their offensive line after moving Brandon Knight to right tackle, but things are far from settled on the defensive side of the ball. Surprising enough though, I believe there are three free agents currently still available on the open market who could change all of that.
Let's take a look…
LB Darron Lee
Jaylon Smith's play this season would be a benchable offense if the Dallas Cowboys had anybody else to turn to, but sadly that's not the case. That could change if they went out and signed free agent LB Darron Lee, a former first-round draft pick of the New York Jets. He was known for his athleticism coming out of Ohio State and that's exactly what the Cowboys need at WILL LB right now. If nothing else, he could push No. 54 to step up his game.
DT Damon “Snacks” Harrison
The Dallas Cowboys defense gave up more than 300 rushing yards last week to the Cleveland Browns. That's completely unacceptable considering they knew beforehand of the Browns run first mentality as an offense. Changes need to be made and signing free agent DT Damon “Snacks” Harrison would be a good start. He's known for his run stuffing ability and that's exactly what they need moving forward. Adding him could even help the LB play behind him.
S Eric Weddle
The backend of the Dallas Cowboys defense has been putrid to say the least. They no doubt need somebody to stabilize things, which is why Earl Thomas' name has been thrown out there on more than one occasion. I'm not against signing Thomas, but I think I prefer Eric Weddle instead. He may be 35 years old and recently retired, but he's exactly the stabilizing force the Cowboys need. If I were Jerry Jones I'd put on my salesman hat to convince him Dallas is the place he needs to be.