Dallas Cowboys: 3 thoughts on 2020 free agency so far

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Travis Frederick, Dallas Cowboys
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Out with the old, in with the new. The Dallas Cowboys lost a core of defenders to the Las Vegas Raiders but added key components as well. Let’s talk!

The Dallas Cowboys weren’t really thinking about spending a first-rounder on a wide receiver, right? Thankfully, the Cowboys locked up Amari Cooper with a five-year extension. Cooper gets a contract worth $100 million, but most importantly, the number one receiver spot is locked up.

The Cowboys can now turn their attention to other areas. Recently, I’ve seen mock drafts where Big D actually nabbed a receiver with the 17th overall pick. I must confess: The thought made me gasp.

No way the Cowboys drown in a mess where they traded a first-round pick for Cooper only to see him walk. And then to spend a 2020 first-round pick on his replacement? Embarrassing! So, we can cancel a first-round pick on a wide receiver, right?

Since the Cooper signing, the Cowboys saw several defenders cross over to the Las Vegas Raiders in free agency. Dallas didn’t make any major headlines in the free agency period thus far, but the organization did pick up some help regardless. More on that later.

The Travis Frederick retirement came as a surprise. The news crisscrossed all over NFL news. The impact will change the landscape for Dallas, who may alter the draft strategy to fill Frederick’s shoes.

Clearly, the Dallas Cowboys are rebooting their computers under head coach Mike McCarthy and his new staff. Times are changing in Dallas. Here are three additional thoughts on the 2020 free agency so far.