The Dallas Cowboys will need to make several big decisions in the offseason as the team looks to re-sign several players.
The Dallas Cowboys will have several players on the offensive side of the ball hitting free agency this season. Who to retain may be their biggest challenge entering the offseason as they need to evaluate these players and make decisions that will affect the franchise for years to come.
Offensive Free Agents
The Cowboys will be looking to find a primary backup quarterback for the 2017 season. With both Kellen Moore and Mark Sanchez hitting free agency the quarterback position will still be a hot topic of discussion. If veteran quarterback Tony Romo wants to remain with the team he would still be my first choice to play if anything happened to starter Dak Prescott.
With Romo unlikely to remain with the club and look for a starting job most likely via trade the team will need a quality backup to Prescott. The team will unlikely re-sign Mark Sanchez after his abysmal performance against the Philadelphia Eagles, however he has been a staple in the Dallas Cowboys locker room especially to Prescott.
Moore has had an opportunity as well to start during the 2015 season and was not that impressive. The team in a pinch could look to the draft once again for their backup quarterback. The running back position will be another highly discussed subject as the team will see both Darren McFadden and Lance Dunbar hit free agency.
While McFadden’s time with the Cowboys is likely over due to his age and lack of need at the position. Dunbar is a bit of a different story, the team needs a quality receiving back. Sure Cowboys star, Ezekiel Elliott is very efficient in the passing game they will likely want a different option to keep him fresh. Dunbar should be relatively cheap to retain as the team continues to build its stable of running backs.