If the Dallas Cowboys haven’t lost enough players to season-ending injuries already, the losses of both Dak Prescott and Trysten Hill certainly added to the numbers. The ripple effects of these two losses have yet to be seen, although both will no doubt have a huge impact on the amount of success or failure the Cowboys will have this season.
Surprisingly enough the Dallas Cowboys haven’t really dipped into free agency since the 2020 season started despite the outcry from fans around Cowboys Nation. Despite the reluctance he to add outside help though, I thought I’d share with you a few free agents who I believe they should consider signing for depth purposes if nothing else.
Let’s take a look…
DT Marcell Dareus
After Trysten Hill’s season-ending knee injury the Dallas Cowboys find themselves extremely thin at the defensive tackle position. Marcell Dareus is arguably the best option available right now – after Damon Harrison signed to the Seattle Seahawks practice squad -and someone who could help the Cowboys run defense. He doesn’t provide much as a pass rusher, but at 6’3″ 331 he should help clog up the middle and allow the linebackers more freedom to make plays.
OT LaAdrian Waddle
The Dallas Cowboys are now forced to start two undrafted players at both left and right tackle after losing Tyron Smith and La’el Collins for the season. Brandon Knight and Terence Steele performed admirably in Week 5 against the New York Giants, but there’s still a lot of football left to play in 2020. The Cowboys would be wise to find a more experienced option. LaAdrian Waddle could challenge to start at RT, but at worst could be an upgrade as a swing tackle.
QB Cooper Rush
Due to Dak Prescott’s season-ending ankle injury the Dallas Cowboys now find themselves an unfortunate accident away from having to start rookie QB Ben DiNucci. With a less mobile Andy Dalton now starting and a patchwork offensive line, the Cowboys probably need to add a more experienced option. So… Why not go with someone who already knows the system/personnel? Cooper Rush was Dallas’ QB2 the past two seasons and could easily step right back into that role.