Cowboys fans have seen Aaron Rodgers go back to the Packers, Tom Brady go back to the Buccaneers, and the Rams add Allen Robinson. You can’t forget the many moves made by AFC teams.
Their team hasn’t made much progress and has lost Randy Gregory, Cedrick WILSON in free agency, and Amari Cooper and releasing La’el Collins. Late this week, the Cowboys signed outside free agents. They got receiver James Washington as well as edge rusher Dante Fowler.
“We are still in the first fifteen (minutes offseason ),” Cowboys Coach Mike McCarthy stated Saturday via David Moore, Dallas Morning News. “The first quarter has not been completed. Sometimes games can be frustrating. It’s clear that we have a running the football mentality and are now ready to take care of our own mentality. We have a mentality that we won’t throw the ball far with every snap, except for our own team.
“How about a football analogy?”
Are the Cowboys now better than they were in the wild-card round loss to the 49ers? They are hard to argue with.
The Cowboys gave up a 2019 first-round choice to obtain Cooper at the trade deadline in 2018. In exchange for sixth-round and fifth-round options, they traded Cooper to Cleveland. Collins, who played in 71 games over seven seasons, was not traded.
McCarthy stated, “I mean, Amari cooper is a great football player.” He does some things that would put him among the best. His quickness at the lateral releases is the best I’ve seen. It was a hard, difficult decision.
“Same with La’el. You don’t want to lose those sort of players. But when you talk about competition, there is also competition and a challenge in the financial arena. You have to make business decisions that are in line with the dynamics of your cap.’’
McCarthy’s explanation will not make Cowboys fans feel any better about the way that the offseason started. Cowboys Nation will be satisfied if they acquire some players that make the team more competitive.