Despite some fans’ dreams, it’s not likely Dallas is going to rush to the phone lines to spend the extra cap space gained by spring’s release of La’el Collins. The Cowboys had $13 million of cap space already, more than enough to work with and sign someone from the remaining free agency pool. The additional $10 million moves Dallas into the top 5 of teams with cap space going into the season.
As has been pointed out over and over again in this space, while Dallas could still sign someone this offseason, it appears they are preparing to make a push in the 2023 offseason. For the first time in several years, the Cowboys don’t have a sizeable percentage of their roster set to hit free agency. It’s a rare window that might actually convince Stephen Jones to open up the purse to outsiders. Or, it will could be used on more in-house guys.
Dallas has a number of players who have the opportunity to earn themselves a big payday in 2023. Some are pending free agents, others are players eligible and worthy of early re-ups. Here’s a look at the Magnificent Seven for 2023.