Longtime starters were let go, more than a few promising rookies were drafted and coaching changes were made. Not every move Dallas made was a brilliant one this offseason, and several could have been prevented with better front office management.
That being said, this offseason seemed to have a theme to it. The Cowboys have made a handful of moves that have shown they are trying to get younger. By doing so, they are also attempting to end the salary-cap woes that have plagued their free-agency plans over the past few years.
These moves were ranked considering how each will affect on-field success as well as financial flexibility. The more beneficial a cut or signing was to making the playoffs or creating cap space, the higher it ranked.
With all these moves in mind, let's take a look at which were the most beneficial to the team.