We are a little over a month until the NFL free agency kicks off in 2019. The Dallas Cowboys have a list of unrestricted free agents who will not be returning next season. Much like other teams, the Cowboys will be looking to add potential players but they have a few players of their own that they could resign. Let’s take a look at who Dallas could bring back for the 2019 season.
LB Damien Wilson
Unlike Anthony Hitchens, a former fourth-round pick of the Cowboys, linebacker Damien Wilson hasn’t been a big name in his time in Dallas.
He was selected in the fourth-round in the 2015 draft and has been the starting Sam linebacker and special teams contributor all four years.
Sam role plays in the base defense, but the Cowboys play the majority of their defense in nickel and dime packages. When Wilson does come on the field he has done his job and been a factor in games.
Wilson should and I think will be one of the free agents the Cowboys bring back. Dallas can sign him to a team-friendly deal to keep depth at linebacker and on special teams with the young and talented defense for years to come.
LS L.P Ladouceur
The 38-year-old long snapper is currently the Cowboys oldest and tenured player. He was an undrafted free agent back in 2005. L.P has been the one of the NFL’s best at his position for 14 years.
There has not been a more consistent player, other than Jason Witten, than Ladouceur. He has been perfect his entire career and if he still wants to play, Dallas should lock him up before other teams get a chance.
The team can sign him on a nice team structured deal which will keep him as a Cowboys until he retires.
The kicking unit of Ladouceur, punter Chris Jones, and kicker Brett Maher will need to stay intact for key moments of games. Bring back Ladouceur he deserves to remain a Cowboy for life.
DT Caraun Reid
Cowboys backup defensive tackle Reid played meaningful snaps in Rod Marinelli’s defense. Reid was solid as a rotational player in the run game and putting pressure on the quarterback.
He is one of those players every team needs on their defense, someone who plays until the whistle blows and does not have to be a starter.
Depth is key positions are very important and can keep your team from imploding when your star players are out with injuries.
Dallas should resign Reid and continue to let him develop as a member of the Cowboys young defensive line for years to come.
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