The Dallas Cowboys would be wise to add these two free agents for depth purposes down the road.
As the Dallas Cowboys begin to push closer to the regular season, which hopefully begins in September. They should add two specific free agents that will instantly compete during training camp and make a difference on the Cowboys roster.
The obvious free agent names are both defensive ends Jadeveon Clowney and Everson Griffen. Recently, Clowney has stated his desire to want to play in Dallas, according to Patrik Walker, writer for CBS Sports. But both the price and value aren’t in the Cowboys ballpark, so that will be a tough deal to work out.
As for Griffin, the same issue appears. It comes down to value and the right price. Both players need to come down with their asking price to play for the Cowboys. With that being said, I am lobbying for two free agents who the Boys could probably get for one-year deals and would end up having a decent impact on Sundays and potentially late in the season.
1. Damon Harrison, DT
Understandably the Cowboys signed both defensive tackles Gerald McCoy and Dontari Poe. Although I think defensive tackles Damon Harrison, otherwise known as Snacks can give just as good production as Poe or possibly even better.
In the NFL you can never have enough defensive lineman. You win the game in the trenches and a solid rotation, with fresh legs late in any game can be the difference between wins and losses. Now by no means am I saying Harrison should start and be wreck havoc like he did for the New York Giants, in which he as an all-pro.
But what I am saying is, for the right price on a cheap one year deal, why not? The depth would be a huge addition and as I stated before I would like to see Harrison and Poe battle for a starting job.
Harrison still has something left in the tank and for the past few months, many fans have been lobbying for him to come play in Dallas because on the right team he could bring more production than what he’s eventually going to be signed for.
2. Taylor Gabriel, WR
This wouldn’t be the biggest free-agent pickup in the world, but I’m looking for depth with these two players I have chosen. Wide receiver Taylor Gabriel could provide depth on the outside, in the slot, and also as a return man.
Last year with the Chicago Bears Gabriel did struggle a bit. Given the inconsistent offense led by quarterback Mitch Trubisky and the fact that he had to become a number two wide receiver in that offense didn’t help his cause.
Gabriel had his best years when he was united with offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan both in Cleveland and Atlanta. He had career years when wearing a Falcons uniform, primarily because he was seen as the third or fourth option behind players such as wide receiver Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu.
If Gabriel were to come to Dallas he would see targets behind wide receivers Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, and rookie CeeDee Lamb, but that’s okay because that’s where Gabriel thrives. Plus he can return both kicks and punts with his speed.
In the NFL you can never be too prepared or have enough depth. With the signing of both these players under one year, team-friendly deals I think it can rally solidify both the defensive line and the wide receiver core.
You never know when injuries or suspension will occur and both of these players provide great depth and solid replacements in a starting lineup. Cowboys Nation, let me hear your thoughts on these guys or any other free agents you’d still like to see Dallas sign other than Clowney or Griffen.