4 moves Cowboys can make after signing Eric Kendricks to salvage dormant free agency

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1. Re-sign LT Tyron Smith

It's about time that the Cowboys draft Tyron Smith's successor, but that shouldn't dissuade them from re-signing the eight-time Pro Bowler. Unsurprisingly, Smith has kept a low-profile to start free agency. The tackle market has been slow-moving relative to the guard position, and teams are likely wary of Smith's injury history and potential lofty contract demands.

Dallas' odds of re-signing Smith skyrocketed on Wednesday after the tackle-needy Jets swung a trade for veteran right tackle Morgan Moses. Given their cap situation, this deal all but takes New York out of the running for Smith's signature.

Don't rule out Dan Quinn's Commanders as a potential suitor for Smith after Washington released starter Charles Leno Jr. Still, the Chiefs feel like the Cowboys' foremost competition for the 33-year-old.

Continuity on an offensive line is incredibly important and Smith's potential departure would leave Dallas down two starting linemen after Tyler Biadasz signed with Washington.

Smith signed a team-friendly eight-year extension back in 2015 and has agreed to countless restructures over the years. It's time the Cowboys do right by Smith and give him a worthwhile, albeit reasonable, contract to ensure he finishes his career in Dallas.

Re-signing Smith should be the next order of business for the Cowboys now that Kendricks has officially signed his contract.

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