The Dallas Cowboys sure have opened up the checkbook over the last 10-12 months. Not only was a hefty contract thrown linebacker Sean Lee‘s way this past offseason; who can forget the shiny $108 million deal that quarterback Tony Romo inked in March? Needless to say, Cowboys general manager Jerry Jones isn’t shy when it comes to tossing around the big bucks in order to keep his star players in town.
With that being said, Jones needs to make sure he stays away from the bank this spring. Listen, Dallas doesn’t need to go out and sign a key free agent or make a splash by re-signing someone. Instead, the Cowboys need to really look itself in the mirror and start building some depth. Moreover, the idea of handing running back DeMarco Murray a new contract is nothing short of insane.
Sure, the Cowboys’ running back has been a solid fixture in the offense for a few years now, but it’s far too early to say Murray is the Cowboys’ running back for the next five years or so. Heck, the running back slot is so wide-open that players like Peyton Hillis have gone from the cover of Madden to the unemployment line in less than two years!
It’s rather simple for Dallas if you ask me: If Murray has a good season in the last year of his rookie contract then sure, you can think about re-signing him this time next year. However, by jumping the gun and signing Murray this spring the Cowboys would only be pushing themselves further down the NFC East ladder. Thus, shooting themselves in the foot — again.