Thus far, the Dallas Cowboys front office has done very well during the offseason given their circumstances. They easily navigated around the so-called "cap hell" and even gave themselves enough space to add a couple of free agents, while also setting themselves up to be in great position to re-sign franchise cornerstones Tyron Smith and Dez Bryant.
The Cowboys made some great low-key moves during free agency such as signing players like Ryan Williams, Jeremy Mincey and Terrell McClain. They are low-risk with the potential for high-reward.
This shift in philosophy seems to point to Dallas Cowboys assistant director of player personnel Will McClay and executive vice president Stephen Jones having more influence in the Cowboys' personnel decisions. Even though Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones may never give someone else the title of general manager, that doesn't mean others won't carry out the responsibilities a general manager normally would.
While the Cowboys should be lauded for their savviness this offseason, that doesn't mean there aren't a couple moves that would have helped the team even more.
The moves described later in this article were done without the benefit of hindsight. Therefore, the scenarios will be done as if they are happening presently. For example, there will no mention of the Sean Lee injury as a reason to draft or sign a player because at the time of the draft and beginning of free agency, Lee was perfectly healthy.
Now, let's take a look at some moves the Cowboys should have made this offseason.