3 offseason moves from NFC East rivals that should terrify Cowboys fans

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2. Dan Quinn and the Commanders signing former Cowboys

Just like he did when he first took over as defensive coordinator in Dallas for 2021, Dan Quinn is up to his old tricks in Washington. After he took over as head coach, Quinn wasted no time signing free agents. Four of them are former Cowboys.

The Commanders signed Dorance Armstrong who developed into a solid rotational pass rusher and Tyler Biadasz, their starting center. Quinn also once again brought Dante Fowler with him just like he did in Dallas in 2022. He also brought over reserve corner Noah Igbinoghene. With those departures, the Cowboys have a few holes to fill on the defensive line and at one of their starting spots.

Fortunately DeMarcus Lawrence is not going anywhere and Sam Williams is a promising young player the team drafted in 2022. However, Williams has only seen most of his action on special teams and struggled in that role. The expectation is he will move into the starting role but in losing Armstrong and Fowler, this team now lacks experience at one of the defensive end spots.

The loss of Biadasz should be considered the most concerning. Center is one of the most important positions on the team and Dak Prescott snapped the ball from him for four years. Brock Hoffman might be the solution, but he was an undrafted free agent a few years back and lacks the same experience.

Quinn is already familiar with all of these players he signed and they are familiar with Dallas. It seems Quinn is sending a message to Jerry and Stephen telling them straight up he is taking their talent so he can have the upper hand in this division. Right now it appears he does because the losses of those players hurt Dallas' chances right now at repeating as NFC East champions.