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Dallas Cowboys Free Agents for the 2022 Offseason

“America’s Team” wants to build on a division-winning season — but they’ll be navigating a tough salary cap situation as the NFL free agency period begins in March.

The Dallas Cowboys will always be an attention magnet. Even as the team surpassed a quarter-century without a Super Bowl ring, they remain the most valuable franchise in global sports year after year and an object of absolute fascination — both by fans and detractors alike.

Their most recent season ended in a disappointing Wild Card Playoff exit against the 49ers, but Jerry Jones and Co. retained not just head coach Mike McCarthy, but offensive coordinator Kellen Moore and defensive coordinator Dan Quinn in hopes of running it back and keeping the NFC East crown. To do so, they’ll have to navigate a series of roster decisions in free agency that could constitute a make-or-break for their 2022 campaign.

With that in mind, let’s look at the imminent Dallas Cowboys free agents who will officially hit the open market on March 16 when the new NFL league year begins.

Cowboys 2021 Salary Cap Numbers

All numbers courtesy of Spotrac.

  • Active Contracts: $167,947,721
  • Dead Cap Money: $27,047,455
  • Total Salary Cap Usage: $205,643,002
  • Salary Cap Space: $4,319,517
The nine NFL teams with 2022 payrolls currently above the estimated salary cap threshold (via Spotrac as of Feb. 16)

2022 Cowboys Free Agents

  • P Bryan Anger (unrestricted)
    • Age: 33
    • Expiring Contract: 1 year, $1,075,000
    • 2021 Salary: $1,075,000
  • DE Dorance Armstrong (unrestricted)
    • Age: 24
    • Expiring Contract: 4 years, $3,129,996
    • 2021 Salary: $1, 087,499
  • LB Francis Bernard (exclusive rights)
    • Age: 26
    • Expiring Contract: 2 years, $1,390,000
    • 2021 Salary: $720,000
  • WR Noah Brown (unrestricted)
    • Age: 26
    • Expiring Contract: 1 year, $1,127,500
    • 2021 Salary: $1,127,500
  • CB Maurice Canady (unrestricted)
    • Age: 27
    • Expiring Contract: 1 year, $1,250,000
    • 2021 Salary: $1,250,000
  • RB Corey Clement (unrestricted)
    • Age: 27
    • Expiring Contract: $990,000
    • 2021 Salary: $990,000
  • WR Michael Gallup (unrestricted)
    • Age: 25
    • Expiring Contract: 4 years, $3,523,980
    • 2021 Salary: $2,665,495
  • LB Luke Gifford (restricted)
    • Age: 26
    • Expiring Contract: 3 years, $1,760,000
    • 2021 Salary: $851,668
  • LB Randy Gregory (unrestricted)
    • Age: 29
    • Expiring Contract: 1 year, $1,045,000 (extension)
    • 2021 Salary: $2,200,000
  • S Malik Hooker (unrestricted)
    • Age: 25
    • Expiring Contract: 1 year, $920,000
    • 2021 Salary: $920,000
  • T Mitch Hyatt (exclusive rights)
    • Age: 25
    • Expiring Contract: 2 years, $1,080,000
    • 2021 Salary: $440,000
  • S Damontae Kazee (unrestricted)
    • Age: 28
    • Expiring Contract: 1 year, $1,127,500
    • 2021 Salary: $1,127,500
  • S Jayron Kearse (unrestricted)
    • Age: 28
    • Expiring Contract: 1 year, $1,127,500
    • 2021 Salary: $1,127500
  • LS Jake McQuaide (unrestricted)
    • Age: 34
    • Expiring Contract: 1 year, $1,075,000
    • 2021 Salary: $1,075,000
  • S Keanu Neal (unrestricted)
    • Age: 26
    • Expiring Contract: 1 year, $4,000,000
    • 2021 Salary: $4,000,000
  • RT Ty Nsekhe (unrestricted)
    • Age: 36
    • Expiring Contract: 1 year, $1,750,000
    • 2021 Salary: $1,750,000
  • TE Dalton Schultz (unrestricted)
    • Age: 26
    • Expiring Contract: 4 years, $2,912,359
    • 2021 Salary: $2,296,092
  • WR Malik Turner (unrestricted)
    • Age: 26
    • Expiring Contract: 2 years, $1,670,000
    • 2021 Salary: $848,333
  • DE Brent Urban (unrestricted)
    • Age: 30
    • Expiring Contract: 1 year, $1,750,000
    • 2021 Salary: $1,750,000
  • LB Leighton Vander Esch (unrestricted)
    • Age: 26
    • Expiring Contract: 4 years, $11,847,781
    • 2021 Salary: $3,769,748
  • DE Carlos Watkins (unrestricted)
    • Age: 28
    • Expiring Contract: 1 year, $1,750,000
    • 2021 Salary: $1,750,000
  • G Connor Williams (unrestricted)
    • Age: 24
    • Expiring Contract: 4 years, $5,488,989
    • 2021 Salary: $2,950,998
  • WR Cedrick Wilson (unrestricted)
    • Age: 26
    • Expiring Contract: 1 year, $2,183,000
    • 2021 Salary: $2,183,000
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