Dallas Cowboys: The draft alone can’t plug all these holes
By Brad Austin
The Dallas Cowboys have only filled a few expected, minor holes during free agency. Much more is needed to protect the draft’s value.
The easiest way to show the Dallas Cowboys need more than the 2018 draft to cement a playoffs capable roster is to file a missing positions report.
First off it’s only fair to assign deserved credit for retaining starters DeMarcus Lawrence (DE) and very likely David Irving (DT) for one more season.
Re-upping L.P. Ladouceur (LS) and back-up Brian Price (DT) were also worthy moves.
As much as the team wants to gloat over these re-signings, none of the four add a shred of new talent to the 9-7 roster that missed the playoffs last season.
Dallas saved money by not re-signing Keith Smith (FB) and trading for Oakland’s Jamize Olawale (FB).
It may not improve the position, but won’t degrade it either.
The goal of free agency is to improve the talent level from the season before.
Instead the Dallas Cowboys have clearly lost ground to this point after key departures.