The expectations are high for the Dallas Cowboys and that is true of 2022. “America’s Team”, the NFC East champions in 2021, was quickly knocked out in the wildcard round. Dallas would be disappointed if they didn’t win another division title or a playoff win in 2022. Dallas should look to make some key additions as the NFL Draft nears. After a long free agency period, Dallas should continue to maintain their roster. There are many options available, but these are the best moves that the Cowboys can make to complete their roster.
Although this isn’t a thrilling move, signings such as this are hallmarks for successful teams. Rashod Hill’s six-year career as a swing defender with the Minnesota Vikings has been a success story. He was able to fill in for both left and right tackle, while also handling guard duties. This is exactly the kind of player Cowboys should be searching for. Connor Williams, Dallas’ starting left guard, signed in free agency with the Miami Dolphins. This leaves Dallas short on offensive line personnel. The Cowboys lack any depth on the offensive line, something that has cost many teams their lives in the past. Hill could be used as a backup at guard and tackle, thus providing Dallas a solution. Hill’s veteran experience could also be a competition for the left guard spot in camp.
Hill’s price tag is another attractive aspect. Hill isn’t the NFL’s best offensive lineman, so he won’t be asking for huge sums of money. Dallas should be able sign him to a $9 million-dollar deal for three years or something similar. Hill could be interested in more, but there are many other options. Ethan Pocic, Trai Turner and Darryl Williams are good backup guard options. Darryl Williams is a former Buffalo Bills player who has experience at both tackle and guard.
The Cowboys must make improvements at the defensive end if they really want to be Super Bowl contenders. Dante Fowler Jr. is the Cowboys’ current plan to start at one edge position. Dallas would have Jadeveon, Clowney as a starter at a crucial position. This former Cleveland Browns Pro Bowler just finished one of his best seasons. While playing alongside Myles Garrett, he recorded nine sacks as well as 37 tackles. Clowney would have another advantage if he played on the Cowboys’ defense line. Most attention would be focused on DeMarcus Lawrence, the Cowboys’ star defender. Fowler Jr. could also sign Clowney to be a situational edge rusher. This is a position he could succeed in. He is also the best agent still available.
#NFL Free Agents Still Unsigned:
🏈Odell Beckham, Jr.
— NFL Rumors (@nflrums) March 26, 2022
There are other options if Clowney isn’t able to work out. Mario Addison, a former Buffalo Bills lineman, could be a good option for pass rush in a reserve position. Ryan Kerrigan, a former NFC East rival, is also available as a free agent. Clowney is the best player in terms of run defense and upside. Clowney could be signed for Jerry Jones and his crew if the Cowboys are able to get him a discounted price.