After years of neglect and a seemingly endless period of inactivity under the new coaching regime, it’s okay for Dallas Cowboys fans to be frustrated.
Last offseason Dallas Cowboys fans had to digest two bitter pills. Elite running back Ezekiel Elliott was holding the team ransom with two years left under contract. While leadership under a head coach with a well established ceiling continued.
The bad taste in the mouth of the fan base was already lingering before this offseason began. It’s hard not to feel like management is in the business of encouraging selfish antics and caving to top player demands these days.
ANOTHER HOLDOUT WOULD BE A DISASTER
Quarterback Dak Prescott‘s claim he will not report without a new contract conjured up still lingering disdain left by Elliott’s antics. Prescott’s extension may get done before the Monday deadline. But if the tag is used, the declaration he made about bailing on team activities unless re-signed will come into play.
Imagine the reaction to another crucial piece of the offense holding the team ransom again. It’s monumentally important the quarterback and new head coach spend as much offseason work together as possible.
There’s already plenty of disagreement among fans if Prescott is worth the massive contract numbers they are tossing around. Naturally it will cost the team at other positions. Throw a hold out while under tag in the mix and look out.
WASTED RESOURCES ARE HARD TO SWALLOW
Then there’s the inaction on extending receiver Amari Cooper. There are some who believe the cost is too high to justify. Without an extension, another contingent of fans would be disgusted at wasting a 2019 first round draft pick on a 27-game rental.
It’s premature to bash the front office until this all shakes by next week. These things tend to work themselves out in crunch time. However, the frustration and restlessness among fans due to lingering inaction is justified considering.