Grading every Cowboys free agency move after surprise Royce Freeman signing

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Cowboys grade for re-signing Rico Dowdle: C+

Rico Dowdle might not be a true RB2, but he proved last season that he could do the job if called upon. He averaged 2.91 yards after contact per attempt while adding value as a receiver. The Cowboys need Dowdle's tenacious running style and he brings added versatility as a core special teamer.

Cowboys grade for re-signing Chuma Edoga: C+

Cowboys fans joked on social media when the team re-signed Chuma Edoga, but the satire was aimed at the front office more than Edoga. At the end of the day, re-signing your swing tackle is smart business. Edoga is an average player and he was a turnstile at guard last season, but his ability to start at left and right tackle in a pinch is highly valuable given the rate that offensive linemen go down

Cowboys grade for re-signing C.J. Goodwin: A

It was great to see the Cowboys bring back Goodwin. Now 34 years old, Goodwin has been Dallas' premier special teamer for the last six seasons. Despite missing 12 games with a torn pec, he still finished fourth on the team in special teams tackles. He'll benefit from the new kickoff rules. Special teams coach John Fassel must be over the moon that Goodwin is back for another year.

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