Dallas Cowboys: The Five Worst Free-Agent Signings in Franchise History

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Dallas Cowboys: The Five Worst Free-Agent Signings in Franchise History
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Free agency is a crucial period in the NFL where teams that did not hoist the Lombardi Trophy try to sign players from other teams to try to close the talent gap and unseat the defending Super Bowl champion.

Stars move from one team to the next, looking to cash in on their big season and lead their new team to the promised land. Teams often try to be aggressive in free agency and often end up not being successful. 

Just ask Daniel Snyder and the Washington Redskins how that has worked the past decade or so.

With the first lockout since 1987, free agency has been stalled, and stars such as Oakland's Nnamdi Asomugha, Green Bay's Cullen Jenkins and the Jets' Antonio Cromartie have all been stuck in limbo.

So while we wait for the NFL and the players to resolve their months-long battle to cobble together and establish a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, we are all speculating as to which star will go where or what team will overreach and overspend on a guy (Albert Haynesworth, anyone?).

Here are five of the worst free-agent signings in Dallas Cowboys history.

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