Now is a great time to re-sign a few Dallas Cowboys entering the last year on their respective deals
Building a successful franchise isn’t just about finding premium talent; it’s also about keeping it. In the age of free agency teams like the Dallas Cowboys often to speculate and proactively re-sign their players before they hit the always-rising open market (Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper notwithstanding).
The Dallas Cowboys do this nearly every year: They target ascending players whose value they expect to increase, and lock them in at a price the franchise thinks will pay dividends down the road. They offer security and confidence to the players, in return for stability and value to the franchise. In many cases it’s a win-win.
Some will say all business must cease until the Dak Prescott situation is resolved. While I agree with the idea that Dak is the most important issue to be worked out, this isn’t an either/or situation. The Dallas Cowboys have the ability to walk and chew gum at the same which means re-signing these players has no impact on the team’s ability to re-sign Dak Prescott. Besides, Dak’s deal isn’t even going to be negotiated in good faith until the July 15th deadline, so the Dallas Cowboys might as well be productive in the meantime.
There’s undeniable risk in re-signing players before a team needs to, but there’s equal reward. The three players discussed today are unlikely to re-sign in Dallas if they make it to free agency next March. If the Cowboys see them as good fits for their new defense and see them producing career seasons in 2020, they’d be wise to re-sign them before Week 1 and lock in on a good price.
Let’s get started, shall we?