The Dallas Cowboys could get some veteran help in free agency after Week 1.
The Dallas Cowboys dropped a heartbreaker in Week 1 to the Los Angeles Rams by a score of 20 to 17. It was a frustrating loss, and we can talk all day about whether or not Michael Gallup should’ve been called for the offensive pass interference at the end (spoiler alert, he shouldn’t have).
But the fact is, the Cowboys should not have been in that situation. They left the game up to the refs to decide, and the refs decided it for them. That’s their fault. NFL teams know better than to do this and Dallas, who has the better roster, should have done more in the first 58 minutes to try and get the win.
Putting that behind us, there’s more work to be done going forward. And after losing some players to injury, and seeing some holes exposed, the Cowboys could look to at some talent to their roster.
Often times, NFL teams wait until after Week 1 to sign vested veterans, as their contracts are guaranteed if they’re on the roster to start the season. This way it protects teams a little bit, and the Cowboys have done this in the past — adding players after Week 1 who they don’t know for sure will finish the season on the team. With all that being said, here we look at three players who are available in free agency that could improve the Cowboys roster.
Honorable mention: Damon Harrison
It’s hard to say that the Cowboys defense was cashed on Sunday night. They did give Up 153 yards and two touchdowns, but it took the Rams 40 attempts mean in the running for less than 4 yards per carry. Still, there are times when the middle of the line just didn’t get enough push. For that reason, somebody such as Damon Harrison seems like an option. Harrison is 31 years old but the Cowboys know all too well how destructive he can be, as he was a force during his time with the New York Giants.
Still, the Cowboys might think Dontari Poe is going to be enough to keep the opponent’s rushing game at bay. If that’s the case, they probably won’t be looking too hard at Harrison, although he probably could help.