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Free Agency 2023: Cowboys make noise during the first week

What a wild first week of the National Football League Free Agency. Players are being released, traded, and signed all over the place. 

The have lost a few players but have made GREAT moves so far. I can't tell you how surprised and happy I am, and this has been one of the better off-seasons they have had in a while. 

They did lose to the Buffalo Bills Monday and Tuesday morning to the . Gifford was a role player with the team, so let him walk. McGovern had a bigger role with the Cowboys, starting 15 games a season ago at .

also signed with the . A room that was already thin got even thinner. 

With McGovern's departure, the team has zero depth on the . I am sure they will add someone for cheap or draft a player, but as of now, they are banking on playing 17 games. Good luck.  

The good news is they re-signed Donovan Wilson and . Wilson signed a three-year deal worth up to $24 million, while LVE re-signed with the team on a two-year deal worth $11 million, and the team finally made a splash. 

Late Tuesday afternoon, the Cowboys sent the 176th pick of the 2023 draft to the Indianapolis Colts for five-time Pro Bowl corner Stephon Gilmore. Finally, a move we have been waiting for. Outside of wide receiver, the other corner spot opposite was the other bigger need of this team.  

Trading for Gilmore and retaining Dan Quinn and the biggest key players on that side could put this over the top. 

On Wednesday, the news broke that the team also released Ezekiel Elliott. Over the last eight years, a crucial part of many Cowboys' offensive is gone. Elliott left the team with 8,262 rushing yards, 68 rushing touchdowns, and 80 total touchdowns.

All three rank him third in franchise , and only trailing members and —pretty good company.

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The future of has yet to come to the forefront. With the going to and the team re- Wilson and LVE, they will probably roll with and Peyton Hendershot at .

They get two for the price of one. Both guys are cheaper and will give them most, if not all, of the production they got from Schultz. 

I don't know what the next move Dallas will be, but I hope it's on the offensive side of the football. Adam Theilen and DJ Chark are my top two free-agent left.

Odell Beckman wants to much money, and the likely hood they trade for is HIGHLY unlikely.

I am really impressed at the the Jones are having. It FEELS like they may want to win something for the first time in a long time. If they add the one other offensive piece and add some depth in the draft, I think they can. 

Shane Taylor
Shane Taylor
Cowboys fan from the Midwest. Writing is fun, Staff writer for Inside The Star. Follow me on twitter @ShaneTaylor43

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