Oct 6, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones on the field prior to the game against the Denver Broncos at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

A New Era in Dallas?

So far it’s been an interesting off-season for the Dallas Cowboys.   Perhaps Cowboys fans are getting a glimpse of what this organization will be like once owner and general manager Jerry Jones moves on.

Lately we’ve watched a team grow from over paying veterans and holding onto big named players longer than they should to this new Cowboys group of making smarter business decisions and not going all-in to win so to speak.

One of the biggest things that really struck me as interesting was with the signing of Henry Melton and his contract details of only being a small cap hit this season.  Matter of fact he is a mere 1.75 million hit against the cap and the rest of his contract being heavily incentive based.  Then news broke that Jerry Jones was out of town when Melton was signed and that head coach Jason Garrett and executive vice president Stephen Jones were the parties involved, it really seems that there is a feel of an end of an era coming to the Cowboys.

The Cowboys organization is starting to feel like Jerry Jones is slowly but surely handing the reigns of player’s dealings and contracts over to Stephen Jones as well as Jason Garrett.  Now most fans, like me, are not impressed with Jason Garrett’s 8-8 record over the last few years however, it seems that even though Jerry is still the face of the organization the reigns have been let a little looser for the more business-minded Stephen to handle the cap issues and the lack of player depth on the team.

For most Cowboys fans, the consensus is pretty clear that it is a good start to the 2014/2015 season.  The Cowboys are showing a maturity with business matters and responsibility with contracts and cap numbers.  While impressive so far, Cowboys fans everywhere are waiting on baited breath for the shoe to drop.   Hopefully, this new trend the Cowboys are showing during free agency is just a look into the future of the Dallas Cowboys when Jerry Jones decides to move on.

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