3 Worst Offseason Moves by the Eagles' NFC East Rivals

Judging the worst moves by the Philadelphia Eagles' fellow NFC East teams during the 2024 offseason.
Dec 24, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA;  Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy reacts during the
Dec 24, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy reacts during the / Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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A fiercly fought over division like the NFC East means each fanbase has more to worry about than just their own team's moves every offseason. And while the Philadelphia Eagles are clearly the cream of the crop right now, any one of these franchises could always turn things around with the right decisions.

Thankfully, there haven't been many wise choices made by the Eagles' division mates in 2024. In fact, here is the worst from each culprit.

Dallas Cowboys: Being So, So Cheap

The Dallas Cowboys briefly flirted with being a contender this past season before an incredible flameout in the playoffs. It wasn't the result they wanted, but the year gave them some promise as Dak Prescott enjoyed a career year while leading a more pass-heavy offense.

The Cowboys then entered this offseason just needing a few additions to shore up their weaknesses and go all-in. That should've been easy for Jerry Jones, who loves to show off his wealth and bring up Super Bowl rings, right?

Wrong. So wrong.

So far Dallas has shown no motivation to spend for any quality free agent. Their most notable outside addition was linebacker Eric Kendricks, who was had for just one year and $2.5 million guaranteed.

Meanwhile, they've seen veteran starters like left tackle Tyron Smith, center Tyler Biadasz and running back Tony Pollard walk in free agency, with cost being highlighted by the Jones family as the main reason for such major losses.

The defense has bled talent this offseason as well, with departures of edge rusher Dorance Armstrong and dependable nose tackle Jonathan Hankins. That's not even to mention 2023 starting cornerback Stephon Gilmore, who remains unsigned and could be plucked by another team if the Joneses don't open up their wallets.

So now Dallas has gone from a season as a fringe contender to undoubtedly taking a step back on both sides of the ball, with no signs they'll make a big move for a veteran, either.

We may truly be watching the final year of the Dak Prescott-Mike McCarthy era go up in flames before it's even really begun.