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2022 Dallas Cowboys free agency rumor and report tracker: Everything you need to know

Here is everything you need to know relative to free agency and the Dallas Cowboys.

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The NFL is a machine that never sleeps, and in some ways the offseason can be more exciting than the actual football games played in the fall (kidding).

Free agency within the league is right around the corner and when it happens a number of teams are going to look dramatically different as they prepare for the 2022 season. Exactly how different the Dallas Cowboys look remains to be seen, but one thing that is certain is a lot is going to be rumored and reported.

As we do every year we have put together one neat place that you can bookmark to serve as our tracker for all things related to the Dallas Cowboys and free agency. Every rumor or report will be put here and we will note below the last time that it was updated.

Dallas Cowboys Salary Cap Space at this moment (via Over The Cap): $22.9M

Last Updated on Wednesday, March 23rd at 12:10 pm ET


Wednesday, March 23rd
  • The Cowboys are bringing back defensive tackle Carlos Watkins on a one-year deal
Tuesday, March 22nd
Monday, March 21st
  • Jayon Kearse is returning to the Cowboys on a two-year deal
  • Dalton Schultz has officially signed his franchise tender
Sunday, March 20th
  • Former Cowboys offensive tackle La’el Collins is headed to the Cincinnati Bengals
Friday, March 18th
Thursday, March 17th
Tuesday, March 15th
Monday, March 14th
Sunday, March 13th
Saturday, March 12th
Friday, March 11th
Thursday, March 10th
Wednesday, March 9th
Tuesday, March 8th
  • The Dallas Cowboys placed the franchise tag on tight end Dalton Schultz, a value of $10.9M for 2022
  • The team creates $22M in salary cap space by restructuring the contracts of Dak Prescott and Zack Martin, they also re-signed wide receiver Noah Brown to a one-year deal
  • It is reported that former team linebacker Anthony Hitchens “has a desire” to return to the Cowboys
  • The Dallas Morning News notes that punter Bryan Anger (a Pro Bowler in 2021) is unlikely to return to the team
Monday, March 7th
  • ESPN notes that the Cowboys have not given Amari Cooper permission to seek a trade
  • Initial reports of Michael Gallup’s potential deal start to trickle in with a value north of $10M per season
Sunday, March 6th
  • It is reported that “many around the league” believe defensive end Randy Gregory will stay with the Cowboys
  • The Dallas Morning News reports that the Cowboys asked DeMarcus Lawrence to take a pay cut, that he said no, and that doing so casts his future with the club into doubt
Friday, March 4th
  • Reports start to swirl that the Cowboys are “likely” to release wide receiver Amari Cooper
  • Adam Schefter reports that the Cowboys are “close” to a long-term deal with wide receiver Michael Gallup