Cowboys Earn Embarrassing Honor With 2 of 10 Worst Moves of NFL Offseason

The Dallas Cowboys are mentioned more than once on the list of regrettable moves of the offseason.
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Now that the peak of the offseason is behind us, it's time to take stock of all the moves teams around the league have made. As teams tried to bolster their rosters through free agency and the NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys consistently received criticism for their approach. Despite a promise to go "all-in" this season, Jerry Jones & Co. largely watched their key veterans leave without being able to properly replace them. And few of the moves they actually made aren't getting rave reviews.

Bleacher Report's Kristopher Knox evaluated all the draft picks, trades, and signings of the offseason to pick 10 that "teams will regret the most". The Dallas Cowboys were the only team to appear on the list with two separate moves.

The first move outlined in the piece is the Ezekiel Elliott signing. As excited as the fanbase is about Zeke's return, there is a very good chance that Dallas took a step back from their running back rotation that included Tony Pollard last season.

The other move mentioned is "banking on rookies to reload the offensive line". This is an understandable criticism. Dallas let veterans Tyron Smith and Tyler Biadasz walk in free agency without replacing them with experienced offensive linemen. Instead, they drafted Tyler Guyton for left tackle and Cooper Beebe as an interior lineman.

The fact that Guyton only started one year in Oklahoma and at right tackle raises some questions about his NFL readiness, especially when he is expected to replace one of the best tackles in the league in Tyron Smith.

Both of these moves have left the Cowboys with more questions than they entered last season. Unfortunately, there might be a few too many holes on the roster unless rookies and young players take significant steps forward.

On FanDuel Sportsbook, the Dallas Cowboys (+130) are behind the Eagles in odds of winning the NFC East. If they can't replicate the regular-season success of last year, it will largely be because of these poor offseason decisions.

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