3 Remaining Low-Cost Free Agent Steals the Cowboys Should Target
The Dallas Cowboys had high hopes for the 2020 NFL Season. Unfortunately, that was derailed once Dak Prescott missed a majority of it with an ankle injury after playing some of the best football of his career.
The Cowboys will hope that 2021 treats them better. They accomplished their biggest offseason need by extending Prescott, however, there are still holes that need to be filled. Dallas has seven picks in the first five rounds of the draft, so some of the needs will likely be addressed there.
On the other hand, the Cowboys can still find some affordable options in free agency with the estimated $8.4 million in cap space they have, according to Spotrac. With that being said, here are three low-cost free agents that Dallas should sign.
1. Quinton Dunbar, CB
One of the biggest needs for the Cowboys this season happens to be the cornerback position. Quinton Dunbar is one of the better available free agent cornerbacks that the Cowboys could bring in. He only suited up for six games last season, but Dunbar did manage to have an interception. In total, he has 7 interceptions in his last three seasons. Dunbar's last contract was also for an average of $1.9 million per season, meaning he could end up being a bargain for the Cowboys if he signed for similar.
2. Ricky Wagner, Tackle
It's no secret that the Cowboys have one of the best offensive lines in the NFL. However, injury issues last season left their o-line in shambles. The Cowboys allowed 2.8 sacks per game in 2020, which was 7th-highest in the league. While the offensive line should be healthier this season, insurance is never a bad idea and Ricky Wagner could be just that. In 610 snaps last season, Wagner allowed one sack and didn't take a single penalty. He also had a 77.0 PFF grade.
3. Will Parks, S
The Cowboys needed a safety when the offseason began. They addressed that need when they signed Damontae Kazee and Keanu Neal to help out. However, Kazee is coming off of a torn Achilles tendon, which means it's better to be safe than sorry sometimes. Will Parks is valuable because of his versatility on the field to play multiple positions. He had 25 tackles and a sack in 2020, and received a 57.5 PFF grade. While he shouldn't be the Cowboys top safety, he provides an affordable depth option that can pay big at times.
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