The free agency frenzy started on Tuesday and things out of Dallas were quiet. As Dallas fans everywhere watched other teams bank big name free agents off the market and shock at some of the power house teams having to dismantle because of getting contracts signed or cutting players to get under the salary cap there was very little news except that Dallas had roughly 175k under the cap left. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
Usually during free agency fans like me wait on baited breath. We know that the Cowboys front office has notoriously over signs players or made deals that leave Cowboy fans scratching their heads going “what were they thinking?” The organization had to do something different this year because well they just didn’t have the money. Now, the front office can be blamed as they dropped the ball, theoretically speaking on not getting quarterback Tony Romo’s extension done or waiting to late to cut players and spent most of their time restructuring deals because they had to get under the salary cap.
Now I know from trolling social media sites that Cowboy fans were grumbling and throwing jokes around especially when the Free Agency Frenzy heated up after 4pm on Tuesday. However, we can look at the positives of this. Not having any money means we didn’t make any bone headed deals. Perfect example would be when Dallas acquired Roy Williams from Detroit. Dallas over paid for him in both draft picks and money alike and he performed very little on the field when he was a Dallas Cowboy.
Finally and I think the biggest positive is the fact that Dallas will have to learn to build a winning team with the draft, at least for this year. All those wholes left to fill will be addressed, hopefully, through the draft this year. Let’s just hope it’s a better draft that 2009 was since all of them are no longer apart of the Cowboys team. This is how not to win consistently.
On a side note, as a Cowboy fan and having Irish blood, I would like to wish all my Irish Cowboy Fans a very Blessed Saint Patrick’s Day! Sláinte!