While the world waits for the Dallas Cowboys to deal with Tony Romo, the Boys are busy in free agency. Here are 11 thoughts about the Cowboys so far.
It’s pretty clear that the Dallas Cowboys believe change happens through the NFL Draft. And while it’s discouraging to see America’s Team sidelined during the free agency period, the Cowboys have proven that waiting is right.
The Cowboys found front line protection through the draft. Dallas spent three first-round picks on offensive lineman from 2011 to 2014. And in 2016, the Cowboys landed potentially elite players by selecting Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott.
The blueprint hasn’t been about adding talent through the free agency wire. Rather, the Dallas Cowboys are approaching this period with smart, team-friendly contracts. So far, the Cowboys have healed well with this approach.
Still, there are some concerns. Have the Cowboys lost out on re-adding talent back to the team, especially the defensive backfield? Can all these vacancies be filled through the NFL Draft, which kicks off April 27th?
Here are 11 thoughts on the Dallas Cowboys through the month of March. Enjoy the list.
1. Say it ain’t Mo!
I must confess, I really thought Morris Claiborne would retain his number 24 jersey in Dallas. Of all the defensive backs to walk to other teams, this one hurts most. And isn’t that saying something considering most thought the sixth overall pick in 2012 was considered a bust?
Claiborne is heading to the Big Apple, where he’ll serve as Darrelle Revis‘ replacement. Claiborne signed a one-year deal worth $5 million.
Last year, Morris signed a one-year, prove it deal worth $3 million to stay in Big D. I think $5 million would have been an okay price to keep Claiborne in Dallas.
But the cornerback had plans to jet over to New York. The 27-year-old gets a fresh start with the New York Jets, which may be a bad thing for the Cowboys.
2. A replacement for Mo Claiborne?
Speaking of Darrelle Revis, I wonder how his skill set would mix with the Cowboys. Now that his court case is over, the soon to be 32-year-old is looking for a job.
While Revis has stated he’d like to play for the Steelers, I think considering Revis at safety, and maybe some corner, wouldn’t hurt.