The Top-5 Moves The Dallas Cowboys Must Make In The Offseason

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Nov 24, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin (19) is unable to catch a pass against New York Giants strong safety Antrel Rolle (26) during the game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Free Agent moves:

The Dallas Cowboys have some big moves to make in the free-agency period this year. Now with little cap room, they will have to be frugal shoppers and they might have to be cutthroat with some of their own players. Letting go of players like receivers Miles Austin and defensive tackle Jason Hatcher will be smart because they will cost too much money for their age and production. Keeping defensive end Anthony Spencer might be a good move to keep, he is coming off knee surgery and that might lower his price on the free market. As the fans saw this year, the defensive line needs all the help they can get.

On the buyer’s market, a name that might be a great addition for the Cowboys is defensive tackle Henry Melton.  A dominant player that grew up in the Dallas area, who loves playing for Cowboys defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli, and is coming off knee surgery and an arrest during the season, might lower his price. The Cowboys might be willing to pay a little more for this type of player who can instantly make your d-line much better.  Another player that they could go for is receiver Robert Meachem, a player that can come here cheap and give you a veteran’s presence in an already young receiving corp.

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  • bill

    bill callahan is still on the staff because he’s a great o line coach. Did u see how much this line improved after the 1st year. Callahan is the reason Murray had such a great year. And Carr will definitely not be cut.

    • Ehsan

      If you read close, I said Callahan didn’t do anything with the o-line, their assistant o-line coach did the work. Callahan was busy with putting the offense together. Also, I said Carr is up for a pay cut.

      • bill

        ok pay cut i agree with but how do u know it was the assistant that made their line good.

        • Ehsan

          Listen to the media reports and the sources, bill was focused on the entire offense, he had no time to sit there and coach the o-line. The assistant coach is getting all the credit.

          • bill

            still it was callahans zone blocking scheme that made the run game so great

    • ctcowboy1968

      Callahan and Kiffin should be fired. Kiffin was kept to please Marinelli. Murray should have been used a lot more. We lost several games due to the fact that Murray did not get to run the ball more. That’s the play callers fault. Who calls the plays? Callahan. Carrat Top screws it up even more. Then after the fact the morons say that they should have run more. Idiots! They preach balance, but never implement. Callahan sucked as a HC at Oakland and Nebraska. He was a good line coach with the Jets, but they had several pro bowl OL. His time is way behind him. His preformance in Dallas is awful. He has no purpose in Dallas any longer.

      • bill

        i think the reason they didn’t run the ball much was romo audibling it at the line to passes

        • ctcowboy1968

          I hear you. If that is the case, then the coaches need to pull him aside and get him to stop doing that unless there are 8 in the box. Everybody wants to take the pressure off of Tony, but maybe he likes carrying the team on his back.

          • bill

            yeah theres no way to know for sure

  • Scott.

    Can’t say I disagree with any of it. The problem lyes with Jerry making 5 smart decesions in a calendar year…

  • Old Frog

    Anyone who says it’s a good idea to let Hatcher go after the season he had can’t possibly believe it’s a good idea to keep Ware and his bloated salary. Get rid of them both.

  • Old Frog

    JJ is enamoured of stars wearing the Star and players spending their entire careers in Dallas. He wants a franchise QB, franchise WR, franchise pass rushers, franchise corners, franchise TE but he doesn’t have the money to pay them all. He needs to realize in the new NFL the only players that have a long enough shelf life to justify big long-term contracts are the O line…and maybe an outstanding QB and TE. Everyone else needs to get traded for draft picks when the numbers start to approach $5 million/year. Treat it like college – 4 to 5 years of service then move on. Just my 2 cents but then that’s one of the many reasons why I’m not the GM of a professional football team.

    • ctcowboy1968

      Agreed. JJ wants to emulate the Patriots two TE system, but what he should be emulating is their ability to cut veterans, even if they are contributors, due to money concerns.

  • ctcowboy1968

    Hatcher is going to leave. That’s what he wants. Miles has to be a 6/1 cut. Ware and Carr should take huge pay cuts. Coaches need to be fired. Do not sign Melton or Meachem. Melton is a huge injury concern. Microfracture surgery is a huge risk. Rather have a first round DT. Meachem sucked outside of New Orleans with the Chargers. Why put money into that risk? We always have money issues because of bad contracts and restructures. Time to bite the bullet and suck down the cap issues over the next several years. Don’t waste precious cap dollars on risky players or darft picks. Eliminate risk.