FRISCO - The Dallas Cowboys have been relatively quiet on the free-agent front, . But could that be changing soon?The Cowboys seem set at safety with Jayron Kearse and Malik Hooker both signing new deals to return to Dallas for the upcoming season. But Chris Paul Jersey if the opportunity for an upgrade at free safety presented itself, would the Cowboys take advantage?That opportunity may be approaching.According to , Cincinnati Bengals safety Je sie Bates may be unhappy playing under the franchise tag this season and could ask for a trade. and the Cowboys are mentioned in the report as a team that could benefit from his services.Says the report:Scroll to ContinueIf Bates really is set against playing under the tag, then this is the kind of Patrick Beverley Jersey distraction the Bengals dont need. With the Philadelphia Eagles already being mentioned as a potential suitor and other contenders like the Dallas Cowboys in need of a boost on the back end, the best bet for all Jerome Robinson Jersey parties could be a clean break.Bates discu sed the dangers of getting hurt while playing under the franchise tag during an interview with .Thats something that needs to be discu sed at NFLPA a little bit. Some of the top guys got hurt under a franchise tag, on Feb. 23. Its tough. You only get one shot at this. You just got to play your cards right, I gue s you could say.Hooker is set to start at free safety but has never started a full season since entering the league in 2017. His 15 games played for Dallas in 2021 was a career-high. Bates could be an automatic upgrade at the position, relegating Hooker to a backup and situational role.Bates' performance in the postseason last year cemented him as one Avery Bradley Jersey of the best in the game, allowing just four completions for 33 yards and intercepting two pa ses. , an upgrade at safety should be considered, and opportunity might come knocking. But before we get too excited: Dallas believes it has solved its safety i sues with the re-signing of both Hooker and Jayron Kearse to team-friendly deals. And whomever ends up with Je sie Bates, long-term? That's probably going to end up being a Je sie Bates Landry Shamet Jersey -friendly deal.