Cowboys make most underwhelming move possible after Stefon Diggs trade

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It always felt like a pipe dream that Stefon Diggs would end up on the Dallas Cowboys, but that didn't stop fans from holding out hope. After all, for as much flak Jerry Jones' gets for being cheap in the offseason, he loves headline-grabbers that make the Cowboys a prominent talking point.

That was evident during the Cowboys' recruitment of Odell Beckham Jr. last offseason. Beckham is one of the most recognizable names in the sport, so it was no surprise Dallas was interested even though he was coming off major knee surgery and hadn't eclipsed1,000 receiving yards since 2020.

Trading for Diggs would have put the Cowboys in a bind from a salary cap standpoint, but most all-in teams would find a way to make it work. Alas, Diggs ends up on a Texans team that has a realistic path to the AFC Championship Game -- and potentially the Super Bowl -- after a fantastic offseason.

How did Dallas respond to their in-state "rivals" pushing all their chips to the middle of the table? With the most uninspiring move possible.

Cowboys have reportedly re-signed offensive lineman Chuma Edoga to one-year deal

Per ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, the Cowboys have re-signed offensive lineman Chuma Edoga. This is admittedly a nifty move by Dallas even if it's not a needle-mover. After Tyron Smith signed with the Jets, the team doesn't currently have a left tackle. Edoga started six games in 2023, including four at LT filling in for the injured Smith.

It's unclear how the Cowboys will pivot after losing Smith. It's possible they kick 2022 first-round pick Tyler Smith out to left tackle, where he played exclusively as a rookie. However, some believe Smith can become the best left guard in the league and don't want to hinder his development after he was named a Second-Team All-Pro in just his second year and first full year playing the position.

If nothing else, Edoga provides extra cover across the offensive line. He's largely played left tackle throughout his career, but has 156 snaps at left guard (101 last season) and 438 at right tackle, per Pro Football Focus.

Of course, re-signing Edoga won't prevent the Cowboys from drafting as many as two offensive linemen. With needs at left tackle and center, it wouldn't surprise if Dallas came away with two OL in the first three rounds.

They're hosting a group of offensive linemen for 30 visits, including Duke's Graham Barton, who can play all five positions on the line, Oregon State OT Taliese Fuaga, Oregon center Jackson Powers-Johnson, Pitt tackle Matt Goncalves and Washington tackle Troy Fautanu.

It's encouraging the Cowboys have more insurance along the line, but it's hard to imagine them following the Stefon Diggs trade with a more underwhelming move.

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