3 free agents Dallas Cowboys cannot afford to lose

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 22: Dalton Schultz #86 of the Dallas Cowboys scores the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter of the game against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium on November 22, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 22: Dalton Schultz #86 of the Dallas Cowboys scores the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter of the game against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium on November 22, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) /
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Dec 12, 2021; Landover, Maryland, USA; Dallas Cowboys safety Jayron Kearse (27) recovers a fumble against the Washington Football Team during the second half at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports /

The Dallas Cowboys kept Dan Quinn but now need to turn their attention to their upcoming free agents, including these three they cannot afford to lose

Some good news has blessed the Dallas Cowboys this offseason as they not only found a way to retain personnel man Will McClay, but they were also recently told by Dan Quinn that he was going to come back as their defensive coordinator for 2022 — and it sounds like beyond as well.

They could still lose Kellen Moore as the offensive coordinator is interviewing with the Miami Dolphins early next week for the second time. While they wait on that decision, they could start to look ahead to the offseason and identify which free agents need to be prioritized.

Here we do that as we pick three Cowboys set for free agency that absolutely need to be brought back for the 2022 season.

3. Dallas Cowboys S Jayron Kearse

When the Dallas Cowboys signed Jayron Kearse in the offseason, very little fanfare followed. He had just come off a solid season with the Detroit Lions following a four-year stint with the Minnesota Vikings, but he made fewer waves than Damontae Kazee or Malik Hooker at the position.

By the end of the season, this was no longer the case. Kearse was hands-down the best safety on the roster and finished his first season in Dallas with 101 tackles, two interceptions, and 10 pass defenses.

He was constantly around the ball and became a leader of their surging defense. If they hope to continue to have success this coming season, Kearse needs to be brought back — and they need to sign him to a deal longer than one year.