Dallas Cowboys free agency lacks sense of urgency
By Tyrone Starr
Meanwhile, the holes this team really has or will have based on who they are likely to lose were addressed by numerous other teams, almost in a flash. Safety, universally considered a top three need for the Cowboys, saw a few big names already change teams.
The Rams pounced early, inking former Charger and Raven Eric Weddle to a two-year, $10.5 million deal with $5.25 million guaranteed. Tennessee came to an agreement with Kenny Vaccaro for four years and $26 million with $11.5 million guaranteed. That’s the basement and floor for free agent safeties.
Former Texans’ safety Tyrann Mathieu turned down a one-year offer to return to Houston, rumored to be worth $9.5 million. The Chiefs paid off his bet on himself so now Mathieu is in Kansas City for three years and $42 million with $14 million guaranteed.
Then there’s Landon Collins. One of the two dream signings for most Cowboys fans elected to stay in the division, signing with Washington for six years and $84 million with $45 million in guarantees. That’s your ceiling. Do you really think the Joneses are ponying up that kind of dough for Earl Thomas? Child please.
Receivers got their wallets fattened as well Monday. The Titans didn’t stop with Vaccaro and plucked slot man Adam Humphries away from Tampa Bay with a four-year, $36 million deal. The Jets got their checkbook out too, signing former Washington slot man Jamison Crowder for three years and $28.5 million with $17 million guaranteed.
For Cowboys fans out there wondering if Cole Beasley will be back or what it might cost to make that happen, the Joneses have allowed the market to dictate that. It ain’t happening for less than $30 million total and $20 million guaranteed. If you happen to have a #11 jersey, you might want to frame it because his days in Dallas are done.