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Pass Or Fail? Dallas Cowboys Earn Mixed Free Agency Grades

It's grading time.

We may still be in the midst of the offseason, and still do have the biggest player acquisition event to go, but it's time to grade some moves.

Bleacher Report released their consensus expert grades for each team's free agency moves this week, with the Cowboys earning mixed reviews. Getting extended earned them some slack, but BR was far from impressed with the rest of America's Team's signings.

“Dallas misplayed the Prescott saga—and paid the price…But it was still a signing that had to be made. Now the issue is yet another big contract on the books, which means that Dallas has to hit on low-cost signings like Neal to stay competitive in the . An that struggled in 2020 is also essentially untouched—there's work to do in the draft.”

Overall the Cowboys earned a consensus grade of a C+, passing mostly because they were able to extend Prescott, but earning lower grades for their other signings. Most notably, the Cowboys added safeties and in an effort to nearly completely turn over the position from last year.

Will Kazee be a better option than was last season? Will Keanu Neal play with or will he take away from his snap count? We can't be sure, but there's no doubt that change was severely needed at the position.

The Cowboys also added , which named their worst move of all of free agency. I disagree with this assessment of Basham, who I believe will provide much needed depth as a rotational piece across the .

One signing they did not discuss was . The veteran swing should push the young and during camp, providing strong competition at a position of need.

The Cowboys had awful luck across the offensive line last season, and adding Nsekhe helps to provide an insurance policy behind their starting five.

Overall, a C+ feels like a fair assessment of the Cowboys free agency. They didn't break the bank on any new additions, or add any big names to their . But they did add some solid players at positions of need to help give them flexibility in the middle rounds of the draft.

Oh and most importantly, they locked up Dak Prescott. We can't forget that.

Kevin Brady
Kevin Brady
Die-hard Cowboys fan from the Northeast, so you know I am here to defend the 'boys whenever necessary. Began writing for a WordPress Cowboys Blog, and have been with ITS since 2016.

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