Free agents no longer affect compensation picks, Cowboys could become active

We are firmly in the month of May with the 2022 NFL Draft officially behind us. Soon it will be time for rookie minicamp, OTAs will follow, and before you know it, the Dallas Cowboys will be in Oxnard, California for training camp.

By all accounts, the Cowboys’ roster is about as set as it will be when they head west for the summer with their newly minted draft picks and undrafted free agent class. Of course, Stephen Jones constantly tells us that roster building in the NFL is a 24/7/365 business, and for what it’s worth, Stephen has said the Cowboys are “not done” in free agency.

Monday was a big day because at 4:00 pm ET, players who were unrestricted free agents no longer count toward the compensatory pick formula, something we know the Dallas Cowboys need to pay special attention to. It’s unlikely we’ll see a rush of transfers when the clock hits that point, but it’s important to note that they could suddenly bring in players we might have otherwise kept an eye on.

Here are three potential names to watch.


Jason Pierre-Paul

In the early days of free agency, it was reported that the Cowboys had an interest in JPP. Obviously, he’s a little older than other players right now, but he’s been productive for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers lately.

The Cowboys spent their second-round pick on De Williams (that’s why we refer to him as De and not Sam), so they already added at defensive end, but you can never have enough pass-rushers and it’s often hard . For rookies to contribute to the job right away, Micah Parsons is an obvious exception.

Jadeveon Clown

A similar logic holds true for Jadeveon Clowney, though this one feels a bit less likely. In recent years, Clowney has gone for a combination of highest bidder and legitimate contender. We all know the Cowboys aren’t exactly going to spend a lot here.

While it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Cowboys add another pass-rusher, this one feels like a step too far, but you never know.

more complete

As well as the defensive end position, the Cowboys also drafted a wide receiver in Jalen Tolbert from South Alabama. We’re all excited about Tolbert’s potential and it’s no exaggeration to say that he could be the pick that fans are most excited about.

But just like defensive end, you need a lot of wide receivers on an NFL roster, especially in today’s game. What’s more, the Cowboys most likely won’t have Michael Gallup by the start of the season and they’ll need help because right now their group would include CeeDee Lamb, James Washington (who they signed this offseason) and Tolbert or Simi. . Fehoko as a third option.

Fuller presents a true and legitimate deep threat option for an offense, so he could be a good tool to have in your arsenal. We’ll see if the Cowboys agree.

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