Cowboys Receive “B” in Free Agency

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If you're worried about how the Dallas Cowboys did in free agency, fear not, because the folks at ESPN (Insider account needed) have given each team a grade for free agency moves — both players they lost and players they gained.

Your Dallas Cowboys got a "B" without accounting for the free agent signings of Doug Free and Cole Beasley, who were their own players.

The Cowboys, of course, made a huge splash by signing oft-troubled pass rusher Greg Hardy, but there's still no certainty about how many games Hardy will be able to play for the Cowboys with the NFL yet to rule on a possible suspension for his domestic abuse conviction last year.

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From the Insider article:

"Adding Hardy looks like a good deal on paper. What you do not know is what the suspension will be and will there be litigation that follows that? They protected themselves contract-wise, but they do not know how long he will be on the field."

The Cowboys also added running back Darren McFadden to serve as at least a part-time replacement to departed DeMarco Murray, who was the league's leading rusher by a long shot in 2014, along with Jed Collins, Jasper Brinkley, Andrew Gachkar, Keith Rivers and Corey White. The Cowboys lost some notable defensive players to free agency in Henry Melton and Justin Durant along with wide receiver and special teams ace Dwayne Harris and offensive lineman Jermey Parnell.

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