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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1. Eagles Breaking the Bank For Saquon Barkley

Philadelphia never tried to re-sign D'Andre Swift, who ended up with the Chicago Bears on a three-year deal worth $24 million. That contract was agreed to within minutes of the start of the legal tampering period but the Eagles were apparently also moving quickly.

Not long into the tampering period, news broke of an agreement between Philadelphia and running back Saquon Barkley. The Eagles are reportedly being investigated for this as the league had reason to believe they tampered before the tampering period began.

Regardless of what comes from that investigation, Philly got their man. They landed the former No. 2 overall pick who willed the Giants into the playoffs in 2022 despite Daniel Jones being the quarterback. As impressive as that was, the three-year, $37.75 (with $26 million guaranteed) is a bit much.

Barkley is a game-changer and there will be moments when he appears to be worth the money. But his durability is a concern and he's lacked consistency throughout his career. This past season, he finished with fewer than 1,000 yards and averaged just 3.9 yards per attempt. It was the second time in three years he was under four yards per carry and he's only topped 1,000 yards once since 2019.

Maybe it works out for the Eagles but this feels like a case of signing the name rather than the production.

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