Best Left in Free Agency: Offense

While the free agent market hasn't taken a major hit since before the 2006 NFL Draft, the crop is thinning. In this first of a two part series, here are the best players left at each position. Will the Cowboys look to upgrade their talent before the start of training camp?

Quarterback
Kerry Collins
Tommy Maddox
Jay Fiedler
Vinny Testaverde
Tony Banks
Shane Matthews
Jeff Blake
Ty Detmer
Craig Krenzel
Travis Brown

* The Cowboys will likely not be looking to bring in another veteran quarterback with Tony Romo, Drew Henson and Jeff Mroz competing for the back-up position behind Drew Bledsoe in training camp next month. Still, if Bill Parcells gets uneasy about the situation, he should have plenty of veteran talent to choose from, headlined by Kerry Collins.

Running Back
Jonathan Wells
Lamar Gordon
Stephen Davis
Mike Cloud
J.R. Redmond
James Jackson

* The Cowboys are set at running back with Julius Jones, Marion Barber III and Tyson Thompson all competing for playing time. Undrafted free agent Demetris Summers was also brought in earlier this month to push the others, but his performance during mini-camp was less than desireable.

Fullback
Jarrod Baxter
Omar Easy

* With just one true fullback on the roster (Lousake Polite), the Cowboys could keep their here, but with so many tight ends on the roster don't bank on it. Dallas also used defensive end Marcus Spears as a short-yardage fullback last season.

Wide Receiver
Kevin Johnson
Az-Zahir Hakim
Johnnie Morton
Dez White
Ricky Proehl
Patrick Johnson
Alex Bannister
Eddie Berlin
P.J. Fleck

* With T.O. in the mix, the Cowboys are likely done here unless an injury occurs during training camp to either Terry Glenn or Patrick Crayton. Rookie Skyler Green will also compete for playing time, but he'll likely be used more in a return role initially.

Tight End
Lamont Hall
Roland Williams
Cam Cleeland
Shad Meier
Chad Lewis
Brian Kozlowski
Wesley Duke
Matt Kranchick
Sean Berton

* Dallas is done here after signing blocking specialist Ryan Hannam this off-season. The Cowboys also added rookie Jason Fasano in the second round of the draft. Both Fasano and Hannam should compliment Jason Witten for the forseeable future.

Guard
Ron Stone
Kendyl Jacox
Victor Riley (OT)
Fred Weary
Tom Nutten
Tupe Peko

* Dallas is done at guard after signing Kyle Kosier on the first day of free agency.

Offensive Tackle
Orlando Brown
Matt Stinchcomb
Ethan Brooks
Jacob Rogers
Scott Gragg

* The signing of veteran Jason Fabini may end up becoming one of the most important moves of the off-season. The Cowboys also added the services of E.J. Whitley and Pat McQuistan in the seventh round of the draft, giving the team young, but developmental talent at tackle.

Center
Jeff Mitchell
Cory Raymer

* With Andre Gurode and Al Johnson battling it out again during training camp, the Cowboys feel like they have two options available at the center position.

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