Dallas: No Longer the Top Choice for NFL Free Agency

The Dallas Cowboys may have lost out on signing former Indianapolis Colts linebacker Shaquille Leonard, indicating a shift in Jerry Jones’ ability to attract players. Leonard reportedly must choose between Dallas and division rival Philadelphia. This marks another missed opportunity for the Cowboys, who have also failed to land Odell Beckham Jr., Bobby Wagner, and Von Miller. The team has become less appealing to big-name free agents in recent years, despite the illusion that Dallas was a premier destination for players. This shift may be attributed to Jones’ focus on drafting and developing rather than spending big in free agency. The cautious approach to salary cap management has caused the Cowboys to miss out on potential signings, and Leonard may be the latest casualty of this strategy.