3 Offseason Moves That Will Backfire on the Cowboys

These decisions will not age well

Dallas Cowboys, Dak Prescott
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It's hard to find a team that takes a more confusing approach to the offseason than the Dallas Cowboys. While they've typically shied away from high-priced free agents in the past, this offseason was a new level of cheap. The Cowboys refused to negotiate with practically every free agent and have signed just Eric Kendricks as an outside addition.

Even their re-signings have been limited as they've seen players such as Tyler Biadasz, Dorance Armstrong, and Tony Pollard leave with Jordan Lewis being their main returning free agent. The Jones family will try and sell this as a positive offseason but even they won't be able to put a positive spin on these three moves that will backfire.

3. Letting Tyron Smith leave with no plan

Moving on from Tyron Smith was a gutsy call by the Cowboys, and it was the right idea. The problem was there was no plan in place beyond Smith.

Selected ninth overall back in 2011, Smith has been one of the best tackles in the NFL for more than a decade. He's also been injured in every campaign since 2015. And as long as he was under contract, Dallas was never going to find a more durable solution.

Now Smith is gone and they signed no one else to replace him. They also seem intent on keeping Tyler Smith at left guard. Perhaps they change their mind down the road but it's clear right now that they decided to let Smith leave with no clue what would come next.