5 offseason moves that are making the Cowboys look like geniuses

What offseason moves are paying off huge for the Dallas Cowboys?

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2. Letting TE Dalton Schultz walk

I didn't love this move at first for the Dallas Cowboys, but given their financial situation and need to open up space for others, I understood it. Letting Dalton Schultz walk this offseason was an okay overall process, but it was what followed that decision that has made the Cowboys look like geniuses.

They not only promoted the guys they had from within, but the Cowboys also drafted Luke Schoonmaker, who has had a really solid second half of the season, especially in the blocking department. Where the Cowboys are really looking like geniuses with this move, however, is with the development of Jake Ferguson.

The second-year player out of Wisconsin is having a breakout campaign in 2023 and should be a fixture in the offense going forward.

3. Letting kicker Brett Maher walk

This might not have been a difficult decision after what the Cowboys saw in the playoffs, but letting Brett Maher walk based on what he did in last year's regular season had to be a little bit of a tough call. Kickers can, at times, be very streaky, and while Maher had an embarrassing playoff performance, he made nearly 91 percent of his kicks last year, including an impressive 9-of-11 from 50 and beyond.

Maher was lights out in the regular season for the Cowboys, but the team decided to move on in the offseason for Brandon Aubrey, the former Notre Dame kicker.

You want to talk about lights out? At the time of this writing, Aubrey has made 100 percent of his kicks, including 8-of-8 from 50-plus. He's missed three extra points, so he's not completely perfect, but Aubrey has been an outstanding addition to this roster.