Cowboys’ First Free-Agent Signing is a Major Disappointment

The Dallas Cowboys continue to disappoint their fans with underwhelming free-agency transactions right now.

Jan 14, 2024; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy against the Green Bay
Jan 14, 2024; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy against the Green Bay / Wm. Glasheen-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Cowboys have been surprisingly silent to begin free agency. As their rivals load up on talent since yesterday, the Cowboys have largely been quiet, drawing justified criticism from fans. Instead, they lost key starters without having replaced them so far.

On Tuesday, the Cowboys finally made a free-agency move and it will leave fans unsatisfied. According to Michael Gehlken of Dallas Morning News, Dallas is re-signing their long snapper Trent Sieg for another season.

Cowboys Make First Move of Free Agency and It's Disappointing

Even though this was not the signing Cowboys fans were hoping for, it is an important one as it keeps a successful specialist unit together. Sieg, along with kicker Brandon Aubrey and punter Bryan Anger, was consistent and solid in 2023.

Sieg was signed by the Cowboys last offseason to replace Jake McQuaide who left for the Detroit Lions. He will continue his long snapping duties for another season.

The Cowboys, however, still have holes they need to fill. The offensive line took a major hit with the departures of Tyler Biadasz and Tyron Smith. Tony Pollard also left and the Cowboys were reportedly too cheap to sign a decent replacement in Zack Moss.

Before every decent player is off the market, Jerry Jones and the Cowboys have to make major moves to satisfy Cowboys fans or the 2024 campaign will kick off with a bad taste. And that is the last thing this organization needs entering a make-or-break season.

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