5 Unrestricted Free Agents the Dallas Cowboys Should Re-Sign for 2021

Published 02/06/2021, 4:15 PM EST
ARLINGTON, TEXAS – DECEMBER 29: Offensive coordinator Kellen Moore and Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys on the field during warm ups before the game against the Washington Redskins at AT&T Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)


The 2020 NFL season is almost done. With only the Super Bowl left to play, franchises in the league are already planning for the season ahead.

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For some franchises, there won’t be much roster changes. While for others, the changes will be wholesale. One team among the latter are the Dallas Cowboys. America’s team has endured a difficult 2020 season. Falling to a 6-10 record, the Cowboys had a season to forget under head coach Mike McCarthy.

But a new season brings new promise. The Cowboys need to regroup. Getting rid of the deadwood will be crucial to building a team capable of challenging for the Lombardi Trophy.

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With the contracts of 17 players up in the air, we look at the players the Cowboys should resign for 2021.

Dallas Cowboys need to lock these players down

Dak Prescott (QB) – This one really comes as a no brainer. Prescott was the shining light in the Cowboys season which was full of disappointments. And many believe that if he were fit through the course of the season, the Cowboys wouldn’t have suffered the fate they did.

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Sep 20, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) throws on the run against Atlanta Falcons linebacker Dante Fowler Jr. (56) at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Entering the prime of his career, the Cowboys’ management’s key focus should be on anchoring down their star quarterback for the years to come.

Joe Looney (C) – Looney has been a vital part of the Cowboys offensive line over the past three seasons. While many believe that Tyler Biadasz will be given the nod ahead of him for 2021, it’s not a bad idea to have a veteran centre like Looney to play back up ever once in a while.

C.J. Goodwin (LB) – Goodwin was arguably the Cowboys’ best linebacker in 2020. Given his versatile nature, he’s been an asset to the side’s special team’s unit as well.

Andy Dalton (QB) – In Dalton, the Dallas Cowboys have arguably the best back up QB in the league. And having a quarterback of his caliber in the roster is vital for a side challenging for the Super Bowl.

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Dec 8, 2020; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper (19) celebrates with quarterback Andy Dalton (14) after scoring a fourth quarter touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Tyrone Crawford – (DL) –  Crawford’s versatility is what should convince the Cowboys to resign the defensive linesman. Though injuries have been plaguing him since 2019, it’s not a stretch to imagine him going back to his best when fit and healthy.

Cowboys fans, do you feel we missed out anyone in this list? Or who else would you be willing to see your side let go off for 2021?

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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