Today we look at the three biggest bargains on the Dallas Cowboys and how they offer high value for relatively low dollars
Building a championship team is no small task. You need young players playing on rookie deals, superstars living up to their superstar contracts, and mid-level players providing solid value on bargain deals. Lucky for the Dallas Cowboys, they have all three categories of players.
While the first two classifications may be the most important, we should be careful not to underestimate the impact a midlevel bargain player plays in roster building. Any idiot can throw big money at obvious superstars. But it takes proficient pro scouting and savvy negotiating to find the true value players.
Today we take a look at those value players and identify the Dallas Cowboys top-3 bargains.
Excluded from this exercise are the first two categories listed above. A superstar like DeMarcus Lawrence may be well worth the money he’s making, but you can’t be a top-3 paid player and be seriously considered a top bargain at the same time.
Also excluded, for the sake of this exercise, is anyone playing on their rookie deal. Rookie contracts are inherently affordable so it’s redundant to call someone on a rookie deal a bargain.
OT, Cameron Fleming
Before moving onto the list, first we need to recognize Cameron Fleming for his affordability. The former New England offensive tackle has been a playoff starter and Super Bowl winner in this league. And for the Dallas Cowboys, he serves as their all-important swing tackle.
At only 26-years of age, Fleming is just entering his prime. He offers Dallas a rare luxury backing up Tyron Smith on the left side. Cam ain’t pretty, but he’s pretty darn effective. And playing on a 2-year, $7.5 million deal – he’s one helluva bargain.