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Cowboys BREAKING: Derrick Henry Signs with Ravens for $8M a Year in Free Agency

Cowboys BREAKING: Derrick Henry - Fans’ Dream - Signs with Baltimore Ravens for $8 Million A Year in NFL Free Agency

To quote Albert Einstein: "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result." 

Insanity seems like the path the Dallas Cowboys are heading down after the first day of the "legal tampering period" saw them become the only team not to make a transaction. Complete silence from The Star was the complete opposite outcome of what was expected after Jerry Jones said he was going "all in" on winning a Super Bowl in 2024 following another disappointing early playoff loss. 

Despite initial optimism that Jones would shift his philosophy toward an "all in" approach, his reclarification at the NFL Scouting Combine should've made the Cowboys' inaction on Day 1 of free agency no surprise.


While the Cowboys were haggling over the price tag set for free agent running back Zack Moss, who ended up signing with the Cincinnati Bengals, the second-place Eagles stole Saquon Barkley from the New York Giants and Bryce Huff from the Jets. 

Meanwhile, the Washington Commanders signed two free agents right from under the Cowboys' nose, center Tyler Biadasz and defensive end Dorance Armstrong. At the same time, the Giants acquired star edge rusher Brian Burns in a trade with the Carolina Panthers. 

And on Tuesday? Dont say we didn’t warn you, because has been downplaying the fake connections here … but Derrick Henry is signing with the Ravens … and it’s not a budget-killer at $16 mil for two years.

So, what exactly is the Cowboys' plan in 2024? 

The answer is seemingly the same middle ground they've been in the last few years: nowhere near bad enough to justify a rebuild but not good enough to be considered serious contenders equipped to win more than one playoff game.

In reality, expectations for what the Cowboys will do this offseason regarding free agency and the NFL Draft shouldn't be any different than, say, the last quarter-century of futility. 

Judging by the Cowboys' inaction, nothing is changing. They will wait for the proverbial big fishes in the pond of free agency to find their new homes before diving in looking for bargain deals with what remains. 

Which if that turns out to be the case and the Cowboys' or "Capboys" spend little in free agency and hope for a homerun NFL Draft class, then it seems Einstein is right: doing the same thing over again and expecting different results is just insane.