Dallas Cowboys News, April 17: Micah Parsons Skips Voluntary Workouts, Cowboys Sign Royce Freeman, and More

Here's the latest news involving the Dallas Cowboys, including Micah Parsons skipping voluntary workouts, a potential new starting RB in Texas, and more.

After a disappointing playoff loss, the Dallas Cowboys have been surprisingly inactive this offseason. Dallas has lost several former starters in free agency and has yet to replace them. Although, the Cowboys did finally sign another outside free agent on Tuesday.

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While many have bashed the Cowboys for their lack of activity in free agency, the team’s biggest issues could be with their current players. Dallas needs to address the contract situations of arguably the two best players on their roster. All of that and more in today’s Cowboys news!

NFL Insider Adam Caplan Sends Tyler Guyton to Cowboys in Latest Mock Draft

Pro Football Network’s Adam Caplan released his latest mock draft and has the Cowboys filling a major void along their offensive line. Caplan has Dallas selecting one of the most intriguing offensive tackles in this year’s stacked class. Oklahoma offensive tackle Tyler Guyton offers a ton of upside and would create a promising duo in Dallas with Tyler Smith playing either left guard or left tackle.

READ MORE: NFL Insider Sends Intriguing OT to Dallas

NFL Strength of Schedule 2024: Ranking the Easiest and Hardest NFL Schedules for All 32 Teams

Strength of schedule certainly isn’t an exact science, but Pro Football Network’s Dallas Robinson introduced a new way to look at the popular metric. Robinson used a combination of internal ranks, the opinions of sportsbooks, and some advanced metrics to create a new formula for the relatively stale concept. Where do the Cowboys rank in 2024?

CONTINUE READING: Where Does Dallas’ Strength of Schedule Rank in 2024?

Report: Cowboys Sign RB Royce Freeman

Following the departure of former starting running back Tony Pollard in free agency, Dallas had yet to fill the void before Wednesday evening. According to Todd Archer of ESPN, the Cowboys are signing veteran running back Royce Freeman to a one-year deal. Freeman likely won’t be handed the starting job in Dallas, but he should compete with another potential free agent signing or selection in the 2024 NFL Draft.

SOURCE: Todd Archer of ESPN on X (formerly Twitter)

Stephen Jones Discusses Cowboys’ New-Look Offensive Line

After fielding one of the league’s best offensive line units for several years, Dallas is moving in a different direction in 2024. Two former starters moved on in free agency, and Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones discussed the team’s new look in the trenches. Jones discussed the loss of Tyron Smith and Tyler Biadasz in free agency while also expressing excitement about the young offensive linemen in Dallas.

SOURCE: Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News on X (formerly Twitter)

Contract Isn’t Why Micah Parsons Is Skipping Voluntary Workouts

While Cowboys star wide receiver CeeDee Lamb is holding out in hopes of a massive contract extension, that isn’t the reason for the absence of Micah Parsons. As the team begins voluntary offseason workouts, Parsons is absent as he trains away from the team’s facility. Parsons reportedly believes that his personalized training program will prepare him better for 2024.

READ MORE: Why Is Micah Parsons Skipping Voluntary Workouts?

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