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2017 NFL Free Agency: Don’t Be Disappointed Today, Cowboys Fans

2017 NFL Free Agency: Don’t Be Disappointed Today, Cowboys Fans

Well, it is officially time for 2017 NFL Free Agency. Big money signings, star players changing teams, and the entire landscape of the NFL could potentially change.

But of course, the Dallas Cowboys will not be involved in any of it.

After already losing starting safety and team captain Barry Church to the Jacksonville Jaguars Wednesday, the Cowboys are now likely to lose starting defensive tackle Terrell McClain, starting left guard Ronald Leary, their number two wide receiver in Terrance Williams, and at least one (possibly two) of their starting cornerbacks in Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne.

Just on that short list are some important names, players which contributed greatly to the Cowboys’ 13-win season in 2016. But other teams know this too, and the market is going to dictate that these good players get paid like great players.

And in the words of the man in charge himself, Stephen Jones, the Cowboys are not prepared to do that.

Dallas’ philosophy is simple, build through the draft, re-sign your own guys which you have drafted, and make smart, fiscally responsible signings after the craziness of the first week of Free Agency passes.

It may be boring as a fan to sit around this next week and not see Dallas making any big signings. It might be hurtful to see players like Terrell McClain and Barry Church leave in free agency after giving so much to the Cowboys organization.

But in the end, it is worth it.

The Cowboys are now in a situation where they can remain patient and responsible while continuing to build a championship contender. Having their starting quarterback on a fourth round rookie deal, Dallas has the best bargain in the league at it’s most important position.

By playing the salary cap responsibly, they can now retain key offensive linemen like Zack Martin and Tyron Smith, and potentially extend La’el Collins and DeMarcus Lawrence if/when they have big 2017 seasons.

So relax, Cowboys Nation. I know some will get anxious as more players are leaving than coming over the next week or so, but they are going to be okay.

In a month they get to draft and add some serious talent at positions of need and do so the right way. In a couple of weeks, they will most likely sign a cheaper cornerback or defensive lineman who can make a decent impact in year one.

And in September, they will have a full 53 man roster led by Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott, and the best offensive line in all of football.

The Dallas Cowboys are going to be fine, so don’t be too disappointed during Free Agency.

Kevin Brady

Die-hard Cowboys fan from the Northeast, so you know I am here to defend the 'boys whenever necessary. Began writing for a WordPress Cowboys Blog, and am currently a college student. Lets get going.

  • Corey

    Of course Dallas won’t be active in FA. They never are. Jerry and Jerry Jr. need to wake up. I have been a Dallas fan for over 15 years. I rooted for them when they were (1-15) and when they won 3 SBs. in the 90’s. I really don’t think Dallas will ever win another SB until Jerry stops being so stingy when FA roles around. It is so frustrating to read where other teams sign top notch FA to help their teams, and Dallas continues to sign has been players. Players that are well past their prime. I think it would be a good move to bring DE DeMarcus Ware back because I think he would be a good mentor to players like DE Charles Tapper and a few others, but knowing Jerry he won’t do that either. Signing Romo to that one hundred million dollar contract a few years a go was the dumbest thing I ever saw. Romo is good, but he isn’t that good. Now the Cowboys are going to pay for Jerry’s screw-up with the salary cap.

    • https://kevinrobertbrady.wordpress.com Kevin Brady

      Corey, while I will agree that the QB was overpaid, that is what the current market dictates. We are in a place now where even average QBs will be paid like they are legit starters, so someone like Romo got even greater money. We will see how this FA period goes, but I am confident they will make the right moves to build this team. Of course, it doesn’t look so great right now, but it is only March 9th.

  • Corey

    And it starts. DT Terrell McClain is going to the Redskins and Barry Church is going to the Jaguars. What has Dallas done? They re-signed WR Brice Butler, this guy can’t catch a cold. Nice job Jerry

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