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Gosselin: Cowboys' Division Rival Broke Free Agency Rule No. 1

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    The New York Giants sign free agent edge rusher Olivier Vernon, formerly of the Miami Dolphins, Wednesday. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

    Here's Rule No. 1 in NFL free agency — never sign a player on the opening day.

    That's when the crazy money is spent, the crazy contracts signed. The fans may love it, viewing every dollar spent as a sign of a commitment to winning by their team. But, oh, the mistakes that are made. Many of these new millionaires become salary-cap hits waiting to happen.

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