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Are Dallas Cowboys improved after franchise-high eight free agents signed?

FRISCO, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys in 2021 have added their most expansive free-agent class in franchise history.

That's expansive. Not expensive.

The Cowboys have signed eight unrestricted free agents. The team's previous high since free agency became a thing in 1993, was seven in 2012 when they brought in guard Mackenzy Bernadeau, guard Nate Livings, cornerback Brandon Carr, linebacker Dan Connor, quarterback Kyle Orton, safety Brodney Pool and fullback Lawrence Vickers.

This year the Cowboys have added long-snapper Jake McQuaide, tackle Ty Nsekhe, safeties Keanu Neal, Damontae Kazee and Jayron Kearse, linebacker Tarell Basham and defensive linemen Carlos Watkins and Brent Urban.