The Cowboys have some starting positions to fill in the draft, plus a need for depth. Which positions are teams most likely to be able to fill with decent players via cheap free agents or guys off the street?
Nick: Good question. I think people tend to forget about free agency sometimes because the draft tends to be more exciting. But the idea is to fill needs through free agency (even if that means re-signing your own) and then be able to take best-available players in the draft. It doesn’t always work out that way. But I could see a veteran receiver getting added, along with some defensive line help. I wouldn’t be surprised to see another try at safety but the last two years – they haven’t made it out of the first few months. Will Allen and Brodney Pool didn’t last, so who knows if another cheap, older safety would as well.
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Rowan: I think he’d be considered at both outside linebacker spots, but he played mostly on the strong side last year and it’s a good bet the Cowboys will give Bruce Carter every chance to prove he deserves to be a starter in this defense at the weak side. It’s a little more up for grabs on the other side. The strong side linebacker in this defense still needs some coverage skills, and Holloman can fit well there.