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What’s the Next Move for Cowboys in Free Agency?

After sitting out the first wave of free agency, the Dallas Cowboys finally dipped their toes in the free agent pool and signed linebacker and wide receiver Deonte Thompson.

these two will be viewed as somewhat insignificant moves by the majority of Cowboys fans, but it does prove that the organization isn’t sitting on their hands. In fact, they have been bringing in a number of free agents for visits, but haven’t been able to close the deal with any of them as of yet.

We are still about a month away from the start of the 2018 , which means the Dallas Cowboys will more than likely sign a few more free agents. They would like to fill as many holes as possible heading into the draft so that they aren’t pigeonholed by any specific position.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at the next move the Dallas Cowboys could make in free agency and the positions they could be targeting.

Safety

Tre Boston
FS

It’s no secret that the Dallas Cowboys are interested in upgrading the safety position. There is a definite hole to fill now that is moving back to and I wouldn’t be surprised if ’s job is secure either.

This is why the most popular topic of discussion this has centered on the possible acquisition of Earl Thomas. Unfortunately, the Seattle Seahawks asking price is simply too high and likely means the Thomas and Cowboys union is nothing more than a pipe dream.

But, there are still several free agent safeties who they could show an interest in and could upgrade the position. Tre Boston, , and are all still available on the open market and could come in and be immediate upgrades for the Cowboys.

Personally, Tre Boston is the safety I would target if I were the Dallas Cowboys. He had a breakout season in 2017 as a member of the San Diego Chargers in Gus Bradley’s defensive scheme. Bradley’s scheme is similar to the way will use the Cowboys players.

Offensive Line

Cameron Fleming
OT

The Dallas Cowboys have already brought in several offensive lineman free agents, which would indicate they are serious about not only finding a new starting left , but adding some much-needed depth. Their lack of depth really hurt them in 2017 and they definitely don’t want that to happen again moving forward.

, Cameron Fleming, and LaAdrian Waddle have all reportedly met with the Dallas Cowboys. Martin and Fleming are currently still free agents, but Waddle recently re-signed with the New England Patriots.

Both Marcus Martin and Cameron Fleming makes sense for the Cowboys and would be a welcomed addition to the roster. Martin would likely take over ’s role as the backup /guard, but could compete for the starting LG position. Fleming could start at , but would also be an immediate upgrade at the swing tackle position

There are other options still available, but hopefully something can materialize with Marcus Martin and Cameron Fleming.

Defensive Tackle

Bennie Logan
DT Bennie Logan

The Dallas Cowboys currently have enough bodies to deploy along the defensive line if the were to start today, but they could definitely stand to upgrade the 1-technique. It’s one of the reasons why has been mocked to the Dallas Cowboys as a potential first-round pick on a regular basis.

The Cowboys have shown in the past that they don’t particularly value the 1-tech position very highly, which means they will likely be bargain shopping in free agency and possibly wait until the middle rounds to draft one.

There are a few free agent DTs who I believe they should target, Jonathan Hankins and Bennie Logan. Both players would definitely be an upgrade over what the Cowboys deployed last season and probably won’t break the bank to acquire.

Unfortunately, they might not be very high on Hankins since he wasn’t even on their draft board back in 2013, but he still makes sense nonetheless. I believe they had a third-round grade on Logan however, so they could still be interested in bringing him aboard. Regardless, finding another big-bodied/space eating DT in free agency could be a priority.

Linebacker

Navorro Bowman
LB

The Dallas Cowboys already added some much-needed depth by signing Joe Thomas, but I don’t think they should stop there. Thomas is more of a weak side linebacker, but the Cowboys could still definitely use someone to backup the middle and strong side positions behind and .

Unfortunately, the linebacker position has been depleted significantly already in free agency. The only option that really makes sense is Navorro Bowman, who the Cowboys showed interested in bringing aboard last season after he was released by the .

If the Dallas Cowboys were somehow able to convince Bowman in signing, then they would likely have already improved not only the depth, but talent from last season. Add another LB at some point in the draft, and the weakness suddenly becomes a strength.

The Cowboys are reported to have an interest in Bowman, but that’s as far as it’s gone so far. It might be time to make something happen before someone else snatches him up.

Which position or player would you like the Cowboys to target next in free agency?

What do you think?

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Written by 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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