The Dallas Cowboys have taken a stance on free agency, and it appears they won't be big players.
Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones says he isn't a fan of the process of acquiring free agents.
"I'm not a big fan of free agency; I'll be the first to admit it," Jones told reporters at the NFL Scouting Combine, according to Clarence Hill of the Star-Telegram. "Unfortunately, good players get paid like they’re great players, average players get paid like they’re good players and it’s a domino effect. It's not a great way to put your team together."
Dallas will have roughly $10 million dollars in cap room before they make any cuts to their roster. Using some of that money to get a big name on the free agent market isn't out of the question, but would be out of character for the Cowboys.
"You never say never," Jones said of potentially wading into the free-agent waters. "I think sometimes there are necessities that you need to jump out and do some things. Hopefully you're not really needing to have something that you're paying a good player like he’s a great player. We've done it before. It doesn't mean we won't do it ever again, but you try not to.
"Obviously you'd like to build your team through the draft and keep your players that hopefully you drafted well and keep those type of players so we're not out there in free agency."
Cowboys' fans will remember that the last big contract the team dished out in free agency was to cornerback Brandon Carr in the form of a five-year, $50.1-million deal.
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