By Tyler on March 10, 2014
Since forming back in 1960, the Dallas Cowboys have been one of the most successful teams in the NFL, as they have won 10 NFC Championships and five Super Bowls. The reason for this success definitely has a large part to do with good drafting, but many of the greatest players to play with the Cowboys have come through the free agent market. Keeping this in mind, I have formed a list of the five best free agent signings to ever play in Dallas.
Terrell Owens signed with the Cowboys back in 2006 after falling out with the Philadelphia Eagles, and no one can deny his success on the field. Over three seasons, the star wide receiver caught 235 passes for 3,587 yards and 38 touchdowns. Things didn't end great, but Owens was great on the field.
Danny White wasn't nearly as good of a quarterback as Roger Staubach or Troy Aikman, but he was much better than people give him credit for. After signing with Dallas following the World Football League collapsing in 1975, White played 13 seasons for the Cowboys, starting 92 games and throwing for 21,959 yards and 155 touchdowns. Oh yeah, and he was also a punter.
Drew Pearson signed with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 1973, and became a legendary free agent for the team. Over the next 11 seasons, Pearson caught 489 passes for 7,822 yards, 48 touchdowns, made three Pro Bowls, won one Super Bowl and made the NFL 1970 All-Decade Team. To say that he was a success would be an understatement.
Tony Romo was another undrafted free agent pickup, as he signed in 2003 after the Dallas Cowboys snatched him from the grasp of the Denver Broncos. After coming on board in Dallas, Romo worked from third string to a starter by 2006, and has since thrown for 29,565 yards and 208 touchdowns, while also making three Pro Bowl appearances. Playoff success hasn't always been there for Romo, but few can put all the blame on him.
Deion Sanders signed with the Cowboys in 1995 after already being firmly established as the best cornerback in the NFL, and he didn't disappoint. Over the next five seasons, Sanders picked off 14 passes, forced two fumbles, scored two touchdowns, made four Pro Bowls and won one Super Bowl. There is no doubting that Prime Time displayed all of the glamour and skill that the Cowboys were about in the 1990's.
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