The Dallas Cowboys have been up to their usual dealings in free agency so far. But are they set up to take the best player on the board in the NFL Draft?
The Dallas Cowboys are notorious for looking for the best deals in free agency, so they can continue to save money to give their best players later on. This season is no different as they were able to sign defensive players Gerald McCoy and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to relatively cheap deals.
But the question remains have they done enough to feel comfortable taking the best players on the board or will they have to reach for a player that isn’t graded that high on their board?
The simple answer to this question is yes, no matter what people are saying about who is still out there in free agency. Yes, the Dallas Cowboys can still go out and get themselves a big name like Jadeveon Clowney to rush the passer or a Ndamukong Suh to help stop the run but those players aren’t worth the amount of money it will cost to pay them.
The Cowboys plan has been a solid one that has allowed them over the past few years to go after players in the NFL Draft without having to reach. Now have they hit on all of their picks lately, no, but that doesn’t mean their system is flawed.
Their system is strong and you’ll notice that the teams to tend to spend the most money in free agency are the teams that end up in horrible situations when the players don’t work out or are injured. It’s also the reason this team has so much cap space to pay star players Dak Prescott, Amari Cooper, Ezekiel Elliott, Zack Martin, DeMarcus Lawrence, La’el Collins, Tyron Smith, and Jaylon Smith.
So if you ever get upset that a player you liked signs with another team just remember that it’s all according to plan and you will be rewarded when the Cowboys take the player you like in the draft that will be around a lot longer than the player in free agency.