Potential good Cowboys moves in 2023 offseason
Letting Schultz Walk
While tagging Schultz last season worked out well for the Cowboys heading into 2023 the Cowboys’ stance may have changed drastically. Tagging Schultz again would increase and the money he could be offered on the open market will certainly rise as well. Luckily the additions and on-the-field production from both Jake Ferguson and Peyton Hendershot give Dallas the ability to move on from Schultz and pick up a high compensatory pick in 2024.
Trading for Michael Thomas
The Cowboys have been linked to quite a few wide receivers as we start the offseason and while DeAndre Hopkins seems to be the fan favorite, another receiver might be just as good of a pickup for Dallas. That receiver is Michael Thomas, who over the last few seasons has been in a love/hate relationship with the Saints. Dallas could trade for Thomas who is still one of the top receivers in the league when he steps on the field giving them a strong duo when paired with CeeDee Lamb.
Paying Terence Steele
If the Cowboys learned anything after Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott’s contract fiascos it’s that they need to start contract talks earlier in order to get ahead of teams who eventually overpay players. Steele has done a very good job for the Cowboys at right tackle and if the Cowboys are smart they lock him up sooner rather than later to avoid losing him much like they did with Randy Gregory.
Paying Tony Pollard
Pollard showed just how much the Dallas offense needs him on the field compared to Elliott whose production has dropped. With the 2023 running back class being so strong and the market in free agency not looking as prosperous, it would be in the Cowboys’ best interest to get Pollard under contract now instead of waiting it out and franchise-tagging him.