Facing cap issues once again, the Dallas Cowboys would have a hard time being a major player in free agency even if they wanted to. But according to executive vice president Stephen Jones, the team has no great desire to make a splash in the open market, and actually thinks trying to build through free agency can be a hindrance.
“The only thing the cap issues do with us is we can’t be big players in free agency, and I think history will tell you that being a big player in free agency is overrated and usually detrimental to the growth of a franchise, because a lot of these guys are leaving their other team for a reason,” Jones told SiriusXM NFL Radio, via the Dallas Morning News. “It’s usually because [those teams] don’t want to pay them and usually that’s for a reason.”
Despite the Cowboys’ history of bringing big names to town, Jones now says he’s of the admittedly popular thinking that the great teams in the league build through the draft.
“At the end of the day, all 32 teams are figuring out that this is how you build a football team, through the draft,” Jones said. “It’s obviously well documented of our cap issues. In our mind, they’re not huge issues. They’re ones that we’ll deal with and we’ll certainly digest and get through at the end of the day.”
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