Free agency is here in the NFL. The Dallas Cowboys have already made some moves in free agency be re-signing or picking up options on a handful of their own players. They have also slapped the franchise tag on DeMarcus Lawrence as they worked toward a long-term deal with their star defensive end.
Cowboys moves and rumors
(This section will be updated with signing and rumors, so check back regularly).
March 23rd - The Cowboys have signed safety George Iloka to a one-year deal,
March 22nd - The visit from George Iloka concludes with no deal struck.
March 21st - The Cowboys will be hosting safety George Iloka on Friday.
March 20th - Safety Clayton Geathers visited the Cowboys on Monday but has re-signed with the Colts. Eric Berry, anyone?
March 19th - The Cowboys have agreed to a one-year, $5 million deal with receiver Randall Cobb.
March 19th - No deal yet for Eric Berry, the free agent safety will leave town and visit other teams.
March 19th - The Cowboys have re-signed long-snapper L.P. Ladouceur.
March 19th - Trade rumor! The Cowboys are reportedly talking to the Dolphins about a trade involving defensive end Robert Quinn.
March 18th - The Cowboys will host defensive tackle Malik McDowell on Tuesday. A serious accident has kept him out of football for two years.
March 18th - Eric Berry is reportedly coming for a visit.
March 18th - The Cowboys haven’t reached deals with a couple of visitors yet.
The Cowboys are not close to deals with Cobb or Geathers, both are probably leaving tonight, per source. Much could happen in the next few hours but this is where it stands as of 3:30 pm— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) March 18, 2019
March 18th - The Cowboys have added a free agent, former Lions defensive lineman Kerry Hyder.
March 18th - Free agent safety Clayton Geathers will be visiting the Cowboys today.
March 18th - The Cowboys are bringing in Randall Cobb for a visit; he has much experience playing the slot.
March 15th - As expected, the Cowboys made no effort to bring back Geoff Swaim; he has departed for a deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
March 14th - With the Cowboys bringing back Daniel Ross and signing Christian Covington, free agent Caraun Reid may be the odd man out. Word is he visited the Seahawks.
March 14th - As has been rumored, the Cowboys are bringing back speedy receiver Tavon Austin.
March 14th - The Cowboys made a move for an outside free agent as it’s being reported they have reached an agreement on a one-year deal for defensive tackle Christian Covington.
March 13th - Dallas is bringing back Cam Fleming on a two-year deal.
March 13th - The Cowboys have brought back fullback Jamize Olawale on a three-year deal.
March 13th - Just an hour ago we looked at the promising signs of the Cowboys getting Earl Thomas. That was wishful thinking as the star safety has decided to cash in on a big contract with the Baltimore Ravens.
March 13th - Could things be breaking the Cowboys way in their pursuit of Earl Thomas? Some of the latest breadcrumbs suggest the Cowboys are definitely in the running.
March 12th - For the second year in a row, the Kansas City Chiefs are signing a Cowboys free agent linebacker, this time it’s Damien Wilson.
March 12th - Cole Beasley is moving on to the Buffalo Bills. The Cowboys offered three years and $18 million, he got four years and $29 million from Buffalo.
March 11th - We have a signing, at least a reported signing, of an outside free agent. According to Calvin Watkins, the Cowboys have signed street free agent Codey McElroy, a tight end.
March 11th - Looks like the Cowboys will be facing Landon Collins a couple of times a year... again. Same as it ever was.
March 11th - Earl Thomas wants to get paid.
I said “rumored to be” but can now confirm, at least in the market of 14M or more a year, per source. He wants to beat S Eric Berry’s number which is roughly 13M a year https://t.co/uj7ntUHI7L— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) March 11, 2019
March 10th - NFL analyst Ian Rapoport reports that the Cowboys are still in the hunt for safety Earl Thomas after some previous reports said they weren’t pursuing the star free agent.
March 9th - Sean Lee restructures his contract to almost half its original value, he will stay with the team and freed up cash for the Cowboys in free agency.
March 8th - Dallas has picked up the options on three key reserves in Allen Hurns, Joe Looney, and Joe Thomas.
March 8th - The Cowboys re-signed defensive tackle Daniel Ross to a one-year deal. Ross was an exclusive rights free agent who was part of the rotation at defensive tackle.
March 7th - Justin March-Lillard is re-signed to a one-year contract. He is a special teams staple along with depth at the linebacker position.
March 7th - The Cowboys bring back safety Darian Thompson. He was originally a restricted free agent who was not tendered, but the team reached a one-year deal with Thompson who was key to the special teams coverage.
March 6th - Jason Witten un-retired and shocked everyone in Cowboys Nation. The team had to release him and then re-sign him as a free agent. He got a one-year deal with a base salary of $2 million with incentives that go up to $5 million.
March 4th - Unable to reach a long-term deal, the Cowboys buy some time by slapping the franchise tag on star defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence.
Outside free agent additions
TE Cody McElroy - (Rams 2018 camp)
DT Christian Covington - (Houston Texans)
DL Kerry Hyder - (Detroit Lions)
WR Randall Cobb- (Green Bay Packers)
S George Iloka (Minnesota Vikings)
Cowboys 2018 free agents
DE DeMarcus Lawrence - (franchise tagged)
WR Cole Beasley - (signing with Buffalo)
WR Tavon Austin - (re-signed)
TE Jason Witten - (re-signed to a one-year deal)
S Darian Thompson - (re-signed to a one-year deal)
DT David Irving
T Cameron Fleming - (re-signed on a two-year deal)
LB Justin March Lillard - (re-signed to a one-year deal)
LB Damien Wilson - (signing with Kansas City)
TE Geoff Swaim - (signing with Jacksonville)
RB Rod Smith
DT Caraun Reid
FB Jamize Olawale - (re-signed to a three-year deal)
G Marcus Martin
DT Datone Jones
LS L.P. Ladouceur - (re-signed to a one-year deal)
DT Daniel Ross - (re-signed to a one-year deal)