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Mailbag: Who's Been The Biggest Loss in FA?


Which player has been the biggest loss in free agency? NORMAN CALDWELL / VERDIGRIS, OK

David: Without question, it's got to be Robert Quinn. I don't necessarily blame the Cowboys for not wanting to pay the $70 million price tag, but this was your most productive pass rusher in 2019. One of the things that made the loss of Byron Jones easier to stomach was the thought of bolstering the pass rush. Without Quinn, it's going to be a challenge to do that effectively.

Jonny: I think losing Quinn hurts the most just because I'd guess that Dallas assumed they'd be able to keep him. They were prepared to be outbid for Byron Jones, but the contract the Bears offered Quinn likely took them (and most people) by surprise. The offense was always going to be the Cowboys' strength next season, but the coaching staff may have been hoping they could have mitigated that with a productive pass rush from Quinn and a revived DeMarcus Lawrence.

Who are the Cowboys looking at as a replacement for slot receiver? – BRANDY PASSAN / BUFFALO, NY

David: Hopefully, any number of the dozens of great receivers in this year's draft. There's talent at all levels, whether you want Jerry Jeudy or CeeDee Lamb in the first round, Devin Duvernay in the third round or K.J. Hill on Day 3. With Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup on board, I think they could get some great value from the draft.

Jonny: They're surely looking at every possible option for slot receiver right now as I imagine they assumed they would be able to retain Randall Cobb in free agency until the Texans made him an unexpectedly big offer. Fortunately this is one of the deepest receiver classes in years and I wouldn't be surprised if Dallas looked for Cobb's replacement as early as the second round.

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