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    Cowboys Have Had Quiet, Yet Successful, Free Agency

    Yet another without a big splash by the . What a surprise. Despite entertaining rumors for a long, long time, the Cowboys' has stuck with its philosophy of not overpaying and building the team mainly through the . However, they've actually had some pretty good signings over the last few days that will really benefit the Cowboys when the season comes around.

    They've done so with inexpensive free agents who will contribute at a high level on their respective positions. Sure, top signings are fun. But many times, they end up backfiring to teams for spending so much money in one single player. At the end of the day, the Cowboys' way has gotten the team three Championships since 2014. Many factors come into play, but their team building philosophy can't be as bad as many claim it to be.

    George Iloka

    The most recent acquisition came in form of former Cincinnati Bengal and Minnesota Viking George Iloka. The Cowboys had a desperate need at the defensive backfield and finally they've done something about it. On a heavy safety market, the Cowboys sat tight while watching the top free agents get top contracts around the league, including ' record breaking deal with the .

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    Now, they've gotten a guy who can play both safety positions. I'll be surprised if he doesn't take 's job. He's played as a free safety most of his career but being a good tackler, he should do a good job in the box. Iloka will also shine on in Dallas.

    So far, my favorite signing may be that of former Green Bay Packer, Randall Cobb. The Cowboys had an important need at the position despite counting with and leading the room. is a tough guy to replace and although Cobb may not be a better than him, he certainly has the experience and the skill set to be a starting slot WR.  What's more, he'll only cost the Cowboys five million while Beasley got a four year deal with which he'll earn $17M over the first two years.

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    Cowboys en Español: La Afortunada Llegada de Randall Cobb

    Cole Beasley will be missed, but the good thing is the front office did a pretty good job at filling the concerning hole on . Cooper, Gallup and Cobb are definitely not a bad starting trio to have.

    Other under the radar moves will also help the Cowboys. Kerry Hyder may not be a well-known in the NFL but he'll surely contribute to this as a rotational player. Hyder had eight sacks in 2016 with the Detroit Lions before suffering an Achilles in 2017 and dealing with a scheme change last season. Hyder will surely be happy about being back to a in Dallas.

    Christian Covington was another overlooked signing. Covington will help on the interior of the defensive line and although he'll likely not be a starter, he'll be an important piece in the rotation for a very reasonable contract ( also a one-year deal).

    For a football team that's constantly criticized for not being active in free agency, the Cowboys have done something at pretty much every position where they need help. Safety, , , wide receiver and have all been addressed this prior to the NFL Draft. This will give them great flexibility in April and could lead to a pretty good “best player available” strategy.

    Now granted, there are still concerns regarding the young “to be extended” group of players. hasn't reached an agreement with the Cowboys and will continue to postpone surgery until he does. If the front office doesn't strike a contract with pass rusher, it won't be possible to consider this offseason a good one no matter what happens. Dallas can't let him leave.

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    In the meantime though, they've had a pretty quiet yet successful March. And they're not done yet. Robert Quinn could end up wearing the Star if a with the does end up taking place. We'll see if the Cowboys continue to build on an already pretty good free agency.

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    Mauricio Rodriguez
    Mauricio Rodriguezhttps://www.facebook.com/PrimeroCowboys/
    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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    The front office should have been proactive in locking down Demarcus Lawrence last year before he got so outrageously expensive. So, no the front office has not been smart. Stephen Jones overly cautious way has actually hurt the team. Last offseason, he kept insisting the team didn’t need a true #1 receiver, then when the team was losing with a 3-5 record, that’s when he decided to go out and pay a heavy price for Amari Cooper. A much higher price tag than if he had just listened and got a #1 receiver in the offseason, even Amari, who’s price at that time was a lot lower. So, all those bad decisions have led to the Cowboys bargain hunting and spinning it as being smart, when they are not. The Patriots are smart. The Cowboys are continually just contending, but never really actual contenders to win the Superbowl.