The Dallas Cowboys won a playoff game on the road for the first time since 1992. The ‘Boys finished with a 12-5 record and in second place in the NFC East. While the result of the season was a positive one, there are definitely areas that Dallas needs to improve heading into the next season.
2022 in review
Ahead of the 2022 season, the Cowboys traded away Amari Cooper to the Cleveland Browns and banked on Michael Gallup taking a step forward as the No. 2 wideout behind CeeDee Lamb. He didn’t quite meet those expectations. Add in that TE Dalton Schultz is a free agent, and Dallas needs another reliable pass-catcher in the offense.
Looking through the Cowboys' season, they mainly played well when needed. They did lose in overtime to the Green Bay Packers, which ended up being a bad loss, but their most concerning performance came in Week 18. They weren’t sitting or resting players against the Washington Commanders and lost by 20. Looking ahead to this season, Dallas needs to add to its depth to replicate the success from 2022.
Dallas Cowboys free agency rumors, signings and losses
- Cowboys acquired Texans’ WR Brandin Cooks in exchange for a 2023 fifth-round pick and a 2024 sixth-round pick, per Ian Rapoport.
- Cowboys re-signed QB Cooper Rush to a two-year, $6 million contract, per Ian Rapoport.
- Cowboys restructured LT Tyron Smith’s contract, keeping him around for another season, per Tom Pelissero.
- The Cowboys are re-signing LB Leighton Vander Esch to a two-year deal, per Ian Rapoport.
- Cowboys re-signed strong safety Donovan Wilson to a three-year, $24 million contract, per Mike Garafolo.
- Cowboys placed the unrestricted franchise tag on RB Tony Pollard, per Adam Schefter.
- Bills signed former Cowboys left guard Connor McGovern to a three-year, $23 million contract, per Mike Garafolo.
- The Cowboys informed RB Ezekiel Elliot they are releasing him, per Ian Rapoport.