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Cowboys Are Nailing It With These One-Year Deals

The ' has been a fairly interesting one. As usual, they remained quiet through the first wave of , letting the top talent go elsewhere for big time contracts. Since then, they've been able to add pretty good veterans for excellent prices. They've been able to address just about every position of need prior to the . While the free agents they've brought in are long term answers, some of them will be very important starters and will contribute to the team's attempts of making a serious run for the .

And the best part of it all? Although they've been making a handful of veteran signings, they've handed out nothing but inexpensive one-year deals. Let's take a closer look at each player's cap number for 2019:

Every single one of these players is coming to play to Dallas under a one-year contract. This has truly been a remarkable job by the Cowboys' . They're helping the team “take the next step.” Because make no mistake about it, this is a Dallas Cowboys team that's close. They're really in a position to be a Super Bowl contender when the season begins.

What's impressive is that despite going after these veterans, they're not risking their future at all. The Cowboys have a ton of young players waiting for contract extensions. The talk right now revolves around but , , and are all right there on the waiting list. And after them, , and more will follow.

The Cowboys have managed this pretty well. According to Over The Cap, Dallas would be the team with the most cap space in 2020. Estimating the base to be $200M, OTC has the Cowboys leading the NFL with over 116 million dollars. This will soon change, as the front office will likely address the extensions mentioned and the cap space will go down considerably.

Many have reacted to the Robert Quinn with fear of him being a replacement for Lawrence instead of a complement, but the truth is Quinn's arrival should have no impact at all on Tank's situation. The Cowboys have the cap space to deal with those deals in the future, and they will. It's just a matter of being patient.

Mauricio Rodriguez
Mauricio Rodriguez
I love to write, I love football and I love the Dallas Cowboys. I've been rooting for America's team all the way from Mexico ever since I can remember. If you want to talk football, I'm in... You'll find me at @MauNFL.

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I like the FA deals, especially Quinn’s, this year. However I do think the Quinn deal indicates they are preparing for life without Lawrence. Tank’s refusal to get needed surgery is a red flag.


I agree that the FO is doing a good job, especially with the FA signings they’ve made. I just hope they are able to get a deal done with Tank in time for him to get the surgery he needs and so he’s effective starting at the beginning of the season. Since they’ve offered him a fair deal that he refuses, I hope they can put some incentives in his contract just in case he’s not ready or effective at the start of the season.


They have a fair deal on the table and what I read is they are squabbling over 10-12 mil overall. Not that far off at all so I see him signing before the draft and then we can save the rest for all our draftees and draft a stud or 2! We NEED Tank on the other end and now we need a stud DT….

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