6 Signings That Would Save the Cowboys' Disappointing Free Agency

These moves could save an otherwise dreadful free agency period for the Cowboys

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4. A.J. Dillon, RB

There were a lot of upset fans on social media when the Cowboys decided not to pay Zack Moss $4 million per season. After that report surfaced, the jump was made to this being a franchise about to rebuild.

Seriously, over Zack Moss.

Don't take this the wrong way because Moss is a solid player but his career-high yardage in a season is 794. And he has an average of 4.3 yards per carry. Again, nothing wrong with any of those numbers but he's far from the missing piece to a Super Bowl puzzle.

Considering this franchise had been overpaying a running back for years — to the detriment of the rest of their roster — you would think the fan base would appreciate a sensical approach to this position. But it would seem their overall inactivity is causing everyone to see red after every miss.

With all of that being said, there are still some decent running backs out there. No, they're not 1,000-yard guys but neither was Moss.

Arguably the best fit is A.J. Dillon, formerly of the Green Bay Packers. Dillon is a 247-pound short-yardage back who has 2,428 yards and 16 touchdowns in four years. When he's been given the ball, he's delivered and even had 803 yards in 2021. Adding him would give the Cowboys a back they would feel comfortable pairing with a Day 2 rookie. And it would help us get over losing out on Zack Moss.