The Dallas Cowboys have had yet another eventful offseason, after just missing out on the playoffs in 2019. The organization finally decided to make a coaching change, and there were a number of high profile players' contracts that needed to be dealt with.
While there were moves that could have been handled better, there were plenty of positives. These are the three best offseason moves from the Cowboys.
1. Signing Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
The former Packer re-joins Mike McCarthy down in Dallas, after spending one season in Chicago. Last season with the Bears ended up being among the best in his career, allowing just 5.5 yards per target in coverage. This is not going to be a move discussed heavy, but for just $4 million, it was one of their best moves this offseason.
2. Re-Signing Sean Lee
While Sean Lee is no longer a Pro Bowl-caliber linebacker, he is solid depth at the position for just $4.5 million. More importantly, he provides veteran leadership to a defense and a team that is still relatively young and inexperienced. With the amount of money they had to put up for some of their other players, it's the signings of Lee and Clinton-Dix for cheap that gives this team the ability to compete at a high level.
3. Franchise Tagging Dak Prescott
This is a move that has received mixed reviews. In the end, Dak Prescott was given the franchise tag, allowing him to earn $30.4 million this season, which is around the area they were hoping to pay for Dak, and allowing him to prove he really is worth the absurd amount of money he is asking for. If he does not live up to expectations and the Cowboys miss the playoffs again, he doesn't have much leverage in negotiations. Of course, this move turns sour if he decides to hold out until there is a long-term contract.
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