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    Cowboys Re-sign G/C Adam Redmond; Preparing to Lose Joe Looney?

    The kicked off their 2020 player movement with a very minor transaction, re- backup offensive lineman Adam Redmond. But while this move is easy to ignore, it may speak to what the team is planning to do with fellow Joe Looney.

    Redmond has been with Dallas for the last two seasons as a versatile backup at bother center and guard. He was the backup center for most of 2018 while Looney was starting, and was another depth option in 2019 that they kept on the .

    Adam didn't dress for any games last year before a back put him on in November.

    Despite being in the league since 2016, Redmond only has two accrued seasons and thus was set to be an exclusive rights free agent. He didn't have any choice but to accept what Dallas offered him, which we can be sure was a minimal contract.

    Still, after spending two years with Redmond already, the Cowboys are showing they value him enough to give him one of their roster spots. It may also tip their hand a bit about the intention, or lack thereof, to bring Joe Looney back in 2020.

    Remember, the Cowboys drafted in the last year. It stands to reason that they want a Day 2 draft pick to at least be a key reserve in his second season, if not challenging for a starting role.

    Dallas may trust McGovern enough to let Looney leave in free agency. But it's smart to have another semi-season option around, and Redmond offers that both with general NFL experience and time with the Cowboys.

    So no, this isn't the big news we've been waiting for on guys like and . In fact, it may be one of the least consequential moves the team makes all offseason.

    But still, re-signing Adam Redmond may tell us that the Cowboys are ready to trust Connor McGovern in a key backup role, and will therefore allow a trusted veteran in Joe Looney to look for a richer contract elsewhere.

    However small it may be, it's still one of our earliest ripples in this .

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    Jess Haynie
    Jess Haynie
    Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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