Free agency has begun at a fast and furious pace. Money is being tossed around, players are capitalizing on huge opportunities for their careers and franchises are taking their first steps of the 2013 season towards improvement.
So where do the Cowboys stand among the 31 other franchises? Somewhere between salary cap hell and looking for bargain basement discounts. Not a great place to be considering they are coming off of consecutive 8-8 seasons, but there is still room for optimism if Jerry Jones can maneuver efficiently.
Regardless of how much cap space becomes available, it doesn't look like it will be too plentiful. Unfortunately, there are several top heavy contracts that the Cowboys have to manage, and spending the same way they did in 2012 just isn't a reality.
But that doesn't mean that the Cowboys can't fill their needs in some sort of capacity. In fact, they will need to fill some of those needs to set up their draft properly. Currently with only six draft picks and a lot of holes to fill, it's time to go shopping.
Let's take a look at some free agents who can accommodate the Cowboys' shopping needs.