Free agency is underway. Teams are posturing and positioning and snapping up talent to improve their on-field product.
Everyone, that is, except your Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys, due to Jerry Jones’s shrewd moves in the past—Yes, that is my tongue in my cheek—have been obliged to move heaven and earth and release players like Gerald Sensabaugh and former first-rounder Marcus Spears to get under the cap.
They made it, but barely. As of this writing, the Cowboys are $175,000 under a $123 million cap. There is no wiggle room.
So, while their NFC East bunk mates ink free agents to new deals, the Cowboys stand pat.
Nevertheless, the Cowboys will be an improved team on the defensive side of the ball in 2012. Mark my word.
I can give you three very good reasons for this:
An upgrade in scheme. The Cowboys’ return to the 4-3 will prove to be the best move the team has made in years. Rather than making complicated reads and running the risk of one or more players blowing an assignment on eve...