The Dallas Cowboys seemed like a focused organization with a defined direction during the first week of free agency.
First, the Cowboys placed their franchise tag on Anthony Spencer, keeping the former first-round pick on the Cowboys for at least another season.
Then, after the Cowboys were penalized by the NFL, costing them $5 million in cap space, the Cowboys cut Terence Newman and Kyle Kosier and restructured the contracts of many Cowboys. This gave the Cowboys the flexibility to spend money on players they believe will help the Cowboys make a long playoff run in 2012.
Jason Garrett focused the Cowboys’ resources on players he thinks can add to the talent base on the Cowboys’ roster. Garrett was behind all of the moves by the Cowboys this week.
Jerry Jones is letting Garrett be heavily involved in the Cowboys’ personnel, and it has shown in the acquisitions.