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Dallas Cowboys: Top 5 free agents up for grabs

Well folks, it’s free agency/draft season and it’s time to let players go and welcome new (and old) talent to our team. Below is a list comprised of what I believe are the best top free agents still available.

NaVorro Bowman (LB), Oakland Raiders

With former Cowboys linebacker Anthony Hitchens going to the Kansas City Chiefs, and the possibility of Sean Lee getting hurt again (knock on wood), it’s imperative that we get another linebacker. Bowman would be a great addition next to the weak-side All Pro Sean Lee. At 6′, 242lbs, Bowman is a three time Pro-Bowler, and has been first team All Pro four times.  He has been plagued with injuries in the past which could be a problem. He sat out the entire 2014 season due to an ACL injury and then only played four games the 2016 injury until he tore his Achilles while playing against the Cowboys.

Tre Boston (FS), LA Chargers

Dallas could use a big playmaker at free safety. In 2015, when the Cowboys drafted Byron Jones, they were hoping he’d be a bit more versatile when it came to the free safety position. That didn’t happen. Boston would fit in well as free safety playing a single-high scheme. Last season he got 79 tackles, 5 interceptions, and broke up 8 passes. If the Cowboys move Jones to cornerback, Tre Boston would fit in nicely with Xavier Woods and Jeff Heath.

Camron Fleming (OL), New England Patriots

Despite the fact that Dallas has three of the best offensive lineman in the NFL (Zack Martin, Tyron Smith, and Travis Frederick), our O-line under-performed last season. Of course Smith was out with injuries and his fill-in, Chaz Green, could not quite fill his shoes the way we all hoped. Remember that fateful game against the Falcons, and defensive end Adrian Clayborn set a team record of six sacks? Yeah, me too. So, needless to say, filling an offensive line spot is imperative. Fleming has played four seasons with the Patriots and has started 2o out of the 47 games he played. This past Super Bowl, he was the starting right tackle. He visited Dallas this past Tuesday.

Allen Hurns (WR), Jacksonville Jaguars

With the fate of Dez Bryant still unknown and the likely possibility of Brice Butler not coming back, adding another wide receiver isn’t a bad idea. Hurns was released from the Jaguars this past Tuesday and is scheduled to visit the Star today. The 26 yr old has spent four seasons with Jacksonville and accrued 2,669 receiving yards and 21 touchdowns during that time.

Marcus Martin (G/C), Cleveland Browns

With Jonathan Cooper going to San Francisco, and the fact that Dallas was in desperate need of quality backup linemen last season, adding another offensive lineman/guard would be wise.  Good thing that Marcus Martin is scheduled to visit Dallas. He played his first three seasons with the 49ners and his last season with the Browns, although he didn’t play that season. He has a total of 24 starts in his career. His versatility at guard and center make him a good recruit  for a reserve in case of injuries and Dallas probably won’t have to cough up a lot of money to get him.

Staff writer covering the Dallas Cowboys | I grew up in Dallas and played HS and club soccer. I'm an avid sports fan and can remember going to Super Bowl parties with my parents in the 90s. That's when my love for the Cowboys began. I also happen to share a birthday with Mr. Aikman himself! I have my Master's in Nurse Anesthesia and work locally in the DFW area. I'm passionate about music, art, sports, traveling and my french bulldog, Zoey. I still play soccer and like to stay active.

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