FB: Up to this point, what has been the Cowboys’ best offseason move?
SM: The best offseason move made by the Dallas Cowboys so far this offseason was the signing of undrafted rookie free agent offensive lineman La’el Collins. Already possessing one of the top offensive lines in the NFL, the Cowboys secured a projected first round talent by signing Collins, thus solidifying their O-line for the foreseeable future pretty inexpensively. The move allows Dallas to possibly trade a member of their talented offensive line, like guard Ronald Leary, in order to fill other needs.
FB: What’s the worst move?
SM: Although I consider it a wise move by this front office not to overpay an injury-prone player who had one great season, I think the loss of running back DeMarco Murray in free agency to the Philadelphia Eagles could be considered the worst move so far. The move will be second-guessed endlessly if the Cowboys running attack struggles in the regular season.
FB: Have the Cowboys addressed their needs this offseason?
SM: For the most part, yes. The biggest need on this team was pass rush, and the Cowboys added Greg Hardy in free agency and drafted Randy Gregory to address it. Having their 2014 second round pick, defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence, for the entire year should help as well. The Cowboys still have questions at quarterback, running back, kick/punt returner, defensive tackle and safety. But the team hopes they’ll find those answers via training camp battles this offseason.
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