Dallas Cowboys Off-Season Moves Strategic Or Desperate?

Even though the season is over the Cowboys still manage to make headlines. Despite the fact that no big signings have been made a lot has happened this past week.

First off, the Cowboys managed to get back under the cap which in reality was no big surprise. For many it was a big cause for concern but as is always the case, Dallas was able to get that part of things squared away.

Part of the concern there was not that the team wouldn’t be able to get under the cap this year, but that by doing so the front office would be jeopardizing the team’s future. Everybody take a chill pill for just one second. Say what you want about Jerry Jones but one thing is for certain, and that is the man get’s what he wants…if it can be purchased. On that note fear not Cowboys faithful, I’m sure that Dez Bryant and the rest of the budding stars on the team will have a home in Dallas for years to come.

Dec 2, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys safety Gerald Sensabaugh (43) prepares to defend during the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Cowboys Stadium. The Cowboys beat the Eagles 38-33. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The franchise tag on Anthony Spencer also seemed somewhat expected by most experts. Was it worth it? That has yet to be seen, but don’t be so sure this means Spencer will be a Cowboy come game time. Some rumors have the Cowboys using Spencer as trade bait. If the offer is good I definitely wouldn’t be opposed to it. Perhaps a draft pick would be worth the big savings.

The last bit of news was that of the cutting of Gerald Sensabaugh. While I can’t say I’m particularly upset, because I never was very impressed with his play, this one left me scratching my head a little more. Other than the money they saved by cutting him I didn’t really see the upside of this move.

Sensabaugh, while not great, was definitely the most proven safety in the backfield. Now that he’s gone what happens? Barry Church showed some flashes before going down last year. I don’t think the achilles will hold him back as much as most people think but what about the fact that we just don’t know that much about the guy yet. Don’t even bring up Matt Johnson’s name because we know even less about him. His highlights look great but it doesn’t look like he’s a fan of wrapping up on his tackles and I doubt that technique will work in the NFL. I hope I’m wrong though.

So what does the move mean? Was it a pure desperation move to clear more cap space? Has Jerry put full confidence in Church and Johnson as the starters? Is Kenny Vaccaro looking more and more like a Dallas Cowboy as the days go on?

Looks like we’ll have to wait at least a few more days before we receive more answers.

Topics: Anthony Spencer, Dallas Cowboys, Gerald Sensabaugh

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  • P.j. Doyle

    I saw his highlights too and Matt Johnson can wrap up and make a good tackle!

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