The Dallas Cowboys made a usually high amount of roster moves this offseason. It’s time to rank the top five according to potential impact.
If this article was ranking the top five organizational moves for the 2020 Dallas Cowboys offseason, the clear number one would be replacing a middling head coach with a proven winner. There’s not a single reasonable argument to be made that new head coach Mike McCarthy has not already proven to be light years more competent than his predecessor, Jason Garrett.
Garrett was naively loyal to his own players and stale system. McCarthy is nothing short of a maverick that simply does what it takes to win. He analyzed the fatal flaws of his new team and aggressively acquired the staff and talent to plug the holes. Along those lines, let’s dive right into the McCarthy led Cowboys top five roster moves of the offseason.
5) Drafting Trevon Diggs
After losing Byron Jones, Dallas needed to add an immediate contributor at corner. Second-rounder Trevon Diggs is talented enough to work in the top three slots. By doing so it allows the Cowboys the flexibility to consider moving another corner to help at safety.
4) Signing Greg Zuerlein
Having a solid kicker is huge in this league. He can easily be the sole difference between 8-8 and 10-6. Bringing in All-Pro kicker Greg Zuerlein stabilizes a position that’s been nervously in flux the last few years. His past accuracy and booming leg should make a big impact.
3) Interior Defensive Line Signings
Adding Gerald McCoy and Dontari Poe at defensive tackle has massive defensive implications. The size/power upgrade will greatly bolster run defense. Yet the biggest dividends will be seen by freeing up Dallas’ stud linebackers to cleanly attack the ball.
2) Re-signing Amari Cooper
There’s a case to be made that wide receiver Amari Cooper‘s return could be the best move. Cooper has put up over 1,900 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns in 25 games. His retention also means Dallas didn’t foolishly shed a first-round pick for a 25-game rental.
1) Drafting CeeDee Lamb
The Dallas Cowboys landed the most versatile, dynamic wide receiver of the draft in Oklahoma’s CeeDee Lamb with pick No. 17. This draft was loaded at the position and Dallas lucked into their perfect fit. The trio of Cooper, Lamb, and Michael Gallup will be a consistent nightmare to contain.