The free agency frenzy is upon us in 2021. The Dallas Cowboys have not been overly-active so far, but there are still many options available for them on the market. Also, after signing Dak Prescott to his hefty extension, it is clear they want to take advantage of a weaker division and strive to win now. There is still plenty of veteran talent out there to help them do that.
Richard Sherman, Cornerback
Sherman is a leader on the defensive side of the ball. He also has experience in new defensive coordinator Dan Quinn’s system. The 32-year-old provides a plethora of experience and is still playing some good ball. The familiarity with Quinn’s system could prolong his career even further. The youth in Dallas’ secondary could definitely use Sherman on their side.
A Decade of work! pic.twitter.com/9ohlUkAIYR
— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) March 17, 2021
Keanu Neal, Safety
Neal was very highly regarded after his first two seasons with the Atlanta Falcons. He totaled over 200 tackles over that stretch between 2016 and 2017. Unfortunately, his next two seasons were cut short due to injury. In 2020, he was finally able to stay healthy again. There is no debating his pure athleticism and talent, though. At only 25, he could be a very helpful addition to a young secondary in Dallas.
— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 16, 2021
Casey Hayward, Cornerback
The Chargers certainly did not get rid of Hayward due to his play. They have been making some tough, but essential, moves to clear some cap. The veteran stud CB was a part of that. Hayward provides similar upside to Richard Sherman at a year younger. He doesn’t share the same size that Sherman does, but he could certainly still be effective for a team like Dallas. The Cowboys desperately need another corner that can play on the inside or outside. He fits that billing.
— Fernando Ramirez (@RealFRamirez) March 13, 2021
Avery Williamson, Linebacker
The Cowboys could certainly use some depth at LB. Leighton Vander Esch and Jaylon Smith have both had their injury issues, and Joe Thomas, a valuable depth linebacker, is off to the Texans. Williamson is only 29, but he is a seasoned player after spending time in Tennessee, New York, and Pittsburgh. Williamson is a talented run defender especially, and Dallas could use that.
— Connor Rogers (@ConnorJRogers) March 25, 2020
DaQuan Jones, Defensive Lineman
Jones was a bit of an unsung hero for the Tennessee Titans defensive line over the past few seasons. He played roughly 60-70% of snaps for their defense over the past two years. Jones also shows a nose for the ballcarrier regularly on film. Not to mention, he played a role in the development of Jeffery Simmons as well. His price probably won’t be very steep, and his floor as a player has shown to be very safe.
DaQuan Jones putting Orlando Brown on skates to get some pressure in Jackson’s face. DaQuan might be the most underrated player on the Titans. pic.twitter.com/fYiZdD64zu
— Mike Herndon (@MikeMiracles) June 27, 2020
These are just a handful of the names that the Cowboys could show interest in in the coming days. There is plenty more to come in free agency and the NFL Draft.
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