Dez Bryant Blasts Jerry Jones for Cowboys' Free Agency Approach

Dallas Cowboys fans are frustrated by the franchise's free agency performance so far this offseason. It's getting to the point where even Dez Bryant is blasting owner Jerry Jones for his approach.
Former Cowboys WR Dez Bryant is blasting owner Jerry Jones for the franchise's free agency approach.
Former Cowboys WR Dez Bryant is blasting owner Jerry Jones for the franchise's free agency approach. / Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

As the rest of the NFL continues to sign free agents, the Dallas Cowboys are sitting on their hands. In an offseason where they were supposed to go "all in," the Cowboys are the only team that hasn't signed outside help as of Wednesday afternoon.

Hell, their only move of the week has been re-signing long snapper Trent Sieg to a one-year deal. With all due respect to Sieg, Dallas fans were hoping to see more than a special teamer signed at this point — especially if ending the near-30-year Super Bowl drought is the main goal last season.

Don't expect the frustrations to go away anytime soon, though. The situation has gotten to the point where one former Cowboys icon has taken a shot at the franchise.

Cowboys News: Dez Bryant Blasts Jerry Jones

Former Cowboys wideout Dez Bryant — who played eight seasons in Big D — took to social media on Tuesday to give Dak Prescott some words of caution. The former All-Pro playmaker told Prescott that he should "get ready to take the blame" and said that he doesn't see the quarterback getting any more help "unless a miracle happen."

Bryant also pointed out that the rest of the NFC East is getting better while the Cowboys remain idle, adding that "the draft will not be enough."

It's pretty easy to agree with everything Bryant said. While Jerry Jones & Co. twiddle their thumbs, the rest of the NFC East is getting better. The Philadelphia Eagles were active early in signing big names, the Washington Commanders signed 13 players since Monday, and the New York Giants even improved on both sides of the ball.

The Cowboys talk a lot about having a "championship program," but they sure don't act that way. There's no ignoring the franchise's five Super Bowl titles, but that collection hasn't been expanded in almost three decades. Eventually, Dallas needs to start worrying about delivering a championship to the fans who weren't born yet to see the last title.

Nevertheless, the lack of free agency moves isn't a new part of the Cowboys fan experience. America's Team hasn't signed a "big" free agent name since linebacker Brandon Carr to a five-year, $50.1 million contract back in 2012 — 12 years ago. For reference, that was just months before Prescott made his freshman debut at Mississippi State.

Hopefully, the Cowboys finally decide to get in on free agency sooner rather than later. Spotrac lists them as having just over $3 million in cap space, so it isn't like they can't at least make minor deals.

Cowboys' Quiet Offseason Could Hurt Super Bowl Odds

Dallas' lack of urgency has already hurt the franchise this offseason. Tony Pollard walked because the Cowboys reportedly refused to match what the Tennessee Titans offered him. They also lost out on elite running backs like Derrick Henry, Saquon Barkley, and Austin Ekeler while also cheapening out on Zack Moss.

That's without mentioning how 2023 starting center Tyler Biadasz left to join the rival Commanders while Tyron Smith is still available, waiting for a team to scoop him up.

Time will tell if the Cowboys can turn things around in time to gear up for a championship run. DraftKings Sportsbook currently has Dallas tied for the seventh-best Super Bowl LIX odds, however, that could quickly change if Jerry Jones continues to go all in... on doing nothing.

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