Roster holes filled, Cowboys can set up a pure draft board
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FRISCO, Texas — NFL free agency is not over because, as Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones likes to say, player acquisition is a 365-day-a-year proposition.
But it certainly does slow down, especially with the draft approaching in a month.
The Cowboys are in Arizona for the NFL owners meetings this week, where the focus will be on league matters, such as expanding replay — but it is possible Robert Quinn‘s name will come up. Quinn visited the Cowboys last week, as the Miami Dolphins are looking to trade the defensive end. With both teams staying at the Biltmore hotel in Phoenix, it would seem natural that they would have some discussions about a deal.
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If the Cowboys acquire Quinn, they will have used free agency the way they have intended: by filling holes in an efficient manner without using major salary-cap resources to get it done.
The Cowboys have signed Randall Cobb, Christian Covington, Kerry Hyder and George Iloka to free-agent deals and retained Jamize Olawale, Cameron Fleming, Tavon Austin and L.P. Ladouceur while chewing up