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    Are the Dallas Cowboys in for Another Quiet Free Agency in 2018?

    It's almost that time of the year. You know, that moment in March when are being signed all around the league and we think to ourselves: “Will the make a big this time?” Year after year, despite knowing how unlikely it is, we're expecting something to happen.

    Well, it's not even February and it already looks like we're in for another quiet in 2018. Earlier this week, Stephen Jones' comments to the media got a lot of Cowboys fans, writers and analysts discussing this team's approach to free agency.

    This franchise has adopted a process of building a team via the . While we may not be happy with or even some football players, it's more than fair to say this has been doing a very good job at drafting football players for a few years now.

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    That's why we were so concerned about the possibility of leaving the Cowboys this .

    This is a football team that built one of the best offensive lines in the league by drafting top talent. Just a year ago, they let go most of their veteran go, and walked away with and — two cornerbacks who look like the future in Dallas.

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    One of the main reasons this franchise doesn't make big splashes in free agency is their cap space. Every season, this team struggles with low cap numbers. Take this year for example.

    Per Over The Cap, the Cowboys are expected to have around $18M in 2018. This seems like quite a bit, and even more when you realize the team can restructure players or a few expandable players (like ) who'll save this team some millions.

    Who knows, they may end up surprising us all by saying goodbye to .

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    Even still, the Cowboys “To-Do” list is a huge one. In one offseason, they'll try to keep DeMarcus Lawrence, and , and give his long-awaited .

    If they decide to tag DeMarcus Lawrence, that's more than $17M gone in an instant. Zack Martin will probably become the highest paid in the NFL. Hitchens and Lawrence won't be as expensive as these guys, but they won't come cheap either.

    Getting this done won't be easy, but now imagine trying to bring in free agents who can improve this team. However, it's still possible if they decide to make some moves.

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    It sure would be exciting to see them pursue , who told  “come get me” a month ago. Or maybe a such as ?

    There will be a lot of talent available in March, and some of them could help this football team a lot. There're a lot of NFL teams who've benefited from bringing in free agents and the Cowboys might start wanting to do something different.

    With a very tough offseason ahead, who knows if this will be the year that changes.

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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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    fgoodwin

    What’s it called when you do the same thing over and over and you expect a different result . . .?

    Mauricio Rodriguez

    Insanity, haha. Thank you for reading!

    Travis Diggs

    As a cowboys fan I feel sorry for will mcclay because he does a great job scouting and drafting. But jerry and stephen don’t meet him halfway with free agency because of cap issues. Easy solution, let guys like Scandrick and Crawford go and be aggressive in free agency with deals and trades. We watched our super bowl playing division rival last off season sign Patrick Robinson, Chris Long, Alshon, and T Smith and trade for Ajayi and Darby, and have a great draft class. Everything collectively has to work. Mcclain should of went to Houston when he had his chance. Jerry continues to waste team after team because of his decisions

    Tamzombren Lauderdale

    I dont have a problem wit them not spending big in FA, but they need 2 make better decisions on the players they do decide 2 sign, the FA’s theyve signed the past few yrs has handicapped this team !