The Cowboys have 21 players who will become some type of free agent this off-season:
The Cowboys love him, and he loves playing in Dallas.
The Cowboys will franchise the All-Pro if they can’t
get a long-term deal.
The former second-round pick seemed to have the light
bulb go on late this season, coming up with several
clutch plays. But can the Cowboys afford him?
He won’t cost much to keep.
The Cowboys’ third running back will return.
His two seasons in Dallas both have ended on injured
reserve, but the Cowboys love his versatility.
With 82 career starts, including some at left tackle,
he could find a bigger deal on the open market.
The Cowboys won’t need much cap space to re-sign
their returner and best special teams player.
He has started all 32 games over the past two seasons
and should be inexpensive to keep.
He was a reserve after being signed off Miami’s
practice squad in October.
He averaged 45.4 yards, with a 39.8 net, and
the Cowboys would like him back.
He was a core special teams player.
The Cowboys will re-sign their starting left guard.
The Cowboys want him to return, but at their price.
He was a solid third corner for much of the year.
The NFL’s leading rusher saw his price tag rise after his
’14 season, and he might get a bigger deal from another
team. But he perfectly fits what the Cowboys do.
He started seven games this season, including the
playoffs, and held his own. He will be cheaper than Free.
He shouldn’t cost much after making two sacks in ’14.
After playing the past three seasons on one-year deals,
he wants something more lasting this off-season.
He was a core special teams player with 10 tackles.
Cowboys liked enough to carry him on IR all season.
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Note: The Cowboys have until March 10 to decide DT Henry Melton’s fate. They are not expected to activate a three-year, $24 million extension, which would make him a free agent.