3 Worst Free Agency Moves From the Cowboys' NFC East Rivals

The Dallas Cowboys might not have made many moves, but at least they didn't hand out these 3 contracts.

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One thing the Dallas Cowboys can't be accused of is signing players to a bad contract in free agency this year. That's the one — and only — perk of being the least active team in the entire NFL.

While their fan base is rightfully upset with the lack of effort on the part of the front office, they can at least point to some of the moves from the rest of the NFC East that might not pan out. Here, we identify one free agency decision from each rival that will go down as their worst move in 2024.

3. Giants Replace Xavier McKinney with Jalen Mills

A former star at Alabama, Xavier McKinney has been a fixture in the New York Giants defense since being selected in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Widely thought to be a target for Dallas that year, McKinney took it personally when they went with CeeDee Lamb instead.

That was one of his motivators as he had a great four-year stint in New York. He was rewarded this offseason with a massive $68 million deal over the next four years with the Green Bay Packers. The Giants have so far only signed Jalen Mills to help fill that massive void.

Set to turn 30 this season, Mills was once a very good defensive back for the Philadelphia Eagles. He's since taken a step back and was benched by the end of the 2023 campaign for New England.

While it's tough for the Giants to lose McKinney and Saquon Barkley this offseason, they can take solace in the fact that those moves had to happen so they could keep Daniel Jones. Okay, so maybe it's Dallas fans taking solace in that.