With the NFL Scouting Combine now in the rearview mirror, it's time for the Cowboys to get down to the first order of business—free agency. The Cowboys have been busy restructuring a few contracts in order to comply with the parameters of the salary cap, and they even used the franchise tag on Anthony Spencer.
So with Jerry and Stephen Jones busy pushing paper in advance of the March 12 kickoff to free agency, it's time to start analyzing what the Cowboys should not do. With so much riding on the 2013 season, every move must be made with tactful and strategic planning.
Every personnel move, every dollar spent and every resource expended carry implications that will be felt in the standings and in Jones' wallet. Jones wanted to generate a feeling of uncomfortableness within the organization, and he did that within the coaching staff but what about the roster?
So as free agency knocks at the door, it represents the first chance the Cowboys have at getting better. Hopefully, they can avoid the pitfalls that come with the territory. Let's review.