3 Cowboys Most Affected by Dallas' Cheap Spending in Free Agency

The three Dallas Cowboys who will be most impacted by the team's cheap spending in free agency.

Jan 14, 2024; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) reacts after a play
Jan 14, 2024; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) reacts after a play / Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Dak Prescott

Speaking of murky Cowboys futures, Dak Prescott's contract situation has raised plenty of questions this offseason as a split once his current deal is up remains a possibility.

If Jones does envision Prescott as this team's franchise QB for the foreseeable future, he certainly hasn't spent like it in free agency.

Dallas' offensive line losses should be especially concerning to Prescott. Tyron Smith and Tyler Biadasz have not only been starters for this team, but they're two of the league's best at essential positions in left tackle and center, respectively. Their departures open up a can of worms with new people being depended upon to protect Prescott's blind side and snap him the ball.

Basically all of the starting-level free agents at these spots have been scooped up as well, leaving the draft as the one source of a talent injection here. While teams fill holes in the draft all the time, using two low-cost youngsters to replace Smith and Biadasz doesn't scream "all-in" on setting this team (and Prescott especially) up for success.

Not only has Precott's O-line taken a big step back, but his group of weapons is worse now as well with Tony Pollard leaving and Michael Gallup being cut with no replacement. Parting ways with both guys isn't much of a controversy, but opting to not make any outside signings to replace them represents a hit to this offense.

With Dallas failing to invest in the offense as Prescott enters the final year of his pact, it's definitely worth considering if the Cowboys are planning for this partnership to last past the 2024 campaign.