The Dallas Cowboys haven’t made a huge number of moves in free agency thus far, but they’ve generally been smart ones. The most difficult decision the Cowboys made was to cut defensive end DeMarcus Ware, which has opened up a big hole at the position. The ‘Boys really had no choice but to let Ware walk due to his 2014 salary cap hit, however.
The Cowboys’ biggest free-agent addition was defensive tackle Henry Melton. Melton will play as the Cowboys’ three-technique—a position that’s vital in Rod Marinelli’s 4-3 defense. If he can provide a legitimate pass-rushing threat from the inside, it might help limit the negative impact of Ware’s departure.
With a bunch of holes still to fill, the Cowboys probably aren’t finished in free agency. The bulk of the heavy lifting is over, however, so let’s take a look at the team’s best and worst moves.