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The Dallas Cowboys had a good season last year Leighton Vander Esch Jersey Stitched , but it wasn’t enough. With a team full of young talent, expectations are high and this squad has a great chance to be something special in the near future. But what exactly needs to be done to get there? Yesterday, we looked at five things they can do to fix the team in order to take home the big prize, today we’ll cap it off with five more.5. Stay cheap in free agent spendingACTION ITEM: Stephen JonesThe New England Patriots were smart in signing Buffalo Bills Pro Bowl cornerback Stephon Gilmore. He’s getting $13 million a year, but he’s a good player. The Los Angeles Rams got great contribution from their one-year, $14 million rental in Ndamukong Suh. Both teams were active in free agency and found key players to help strengthen their team. And with over $50 million in cap space this season, many fans are calling for this to be the year thatthe Cowboys make a splash in free agency.Stop it.Landing a great free agent is wonderful, but it’s risky business. Team’s don’t willingly just let star talent get away. In most cases, the new team overpays for the actual worth of the player. Can the Cowboys afford to take some chances? Sure, but keep in mind - this cautious approach to free agency is why the Cowboys have the money to pay their own star players like DeMarcus Lawrence, Amari Cooper, and several other young stars with soon-to-have expiring rookie contracts.Dallas will sign some free agents, but they need to look for cheap fillers like Cameron Fleming, Antwaun Woods, Joe Looney Youth Connor Williams Jersey , Joe Thomas, and Brett Maher. All of these guys played a role on the team with some of them logging some extensive snaps last year. Keep filling holes will low-cost free agent signings and save the big money for the stars. This is a recipe that is setting this team up nicely for years to come. 4. Disguise your schemesACTION ITEM: Jason GarrettThe Cowboys are really close to having the talent to go toe-to-toe with the games best teams. The have Pro Bowlers all over the roster. That’s why it’s frustrating when opponents win battles as a result of some mental lapse by the Cowboys. When teams did have success against Dallas last year, more times than not it wasn’t attributed to being outplayed, but rather just being out of position. The Cowboys have their own fair share of crafty moments when they out-smart the opposition. You don’t make it to the Divisional Round without doing that. But there are still times where the players aren’t put in the best position possible and that falls on the coaches. In the playoff game against the Rams, Sean McVay ran a lot of motion and were constantly adjusting to how the Cowboys defense moved around. They even were tipped off by the slightest of tells from the Cowboys players prior to the snap. In the poker game of football, McVay’s group was making better reads that Garrett and company. The coaching staff got out-coached. And let’s not forget how the Seattle Seahawks picked up on hand signals that allowed them to figure out Kris Richard’s coverage schemes, resulting in a huge 52-yard touchdown play to Tyler Lockett in Week 3.Opponents pick up on these types of things all the time and you can tell football players are observant creatures when you hear Tony Romo constantly predicting plays. This is more common than people realize and the real challenge is stopping it even when you know what’s coming. But the Cowboys need to be a little more discrete about what they are showing teams so they aren’t at a disadvantage before the ball is even snapped.3. Improve the receiving groupACTION ITEM: Sanjay LalLast year was phase one of the wide receiver overhaul and boy was it a big one. Last offseason; Dez Bryant was released, Brice Butler left (and returned, and left) in free agency, and Ryan Switzer was traded. Terrance Williams was still around, but he only played three games after injuring his foot and having some off-field trouble. So, out with those guys and in comes: Allen Hurns, Deonte Thompson, Michael Gallup, and Tavon Austin. The team also traded for Amari Cooper midway through the season.It’s a new-look receiving group and it’s unclear if the last two WR’s from the 2017 team Connor Williams Jersey Stitched , Williams and Cole Beasley, will be a part of it. The team could still be looking to add some more fire power at the position this offseason. The draft will feature several talented young pass catchers. Maybe they look for a speedster who can be a vertical threat? Maybe they’ll look for a new slot receiver?Not only does the team have another draft to work with, but last year’s sixth-round pick, Cedrick Wilson, should be ready to go after missing the season with a shoulder injury. Expect this group to be even stronger in 2019.2. Get Zeke some helpACTION ITEM: Will McClayEzekiel Elliott is the team’s workload back and that’s exactly how he’s used. Last year, he played in 83% of the offensive snaps and whether it was on the ground or catching passes, there was a whole lot of mileage put on the team’s young star running back. While Zeke’s durability is unquestionable, the extra work took a toll on him. There were several times where he limped on the field as he battled through foot and knee injuries. The team could alleviate some of the strain on Elliott by getting him a fresh set of legs to spell him at times during the game.Rod Smith is a free agent and it’s unclear if the team will bring him back. Maybe the team looks to the draft to bring a new running back on the team. A nice receiving back with somespeed in the open field could be a good asset for a team that is trying to add a spark to the offense.1. Pay the starsACTION ITEM: Jerry JonesThe Cowboys have this “process” where they draft the right kind of guys, coach them up, and then hope they become talented enough players to help them win football games. This process requires a keen eye for seeking those players who can maximize their potential. It also requires a coaching staff that is competent enough to develop their players. And finally, it requires the funds to retain the players when they have demonstrated that they are worthy of keeping around.The Cowboys have the tools in place to do all of those things. Thanks to cautious free agent spending, the team has over $50 million in cap space entering the new season and that already includes the $13 million that Amari Cooper is already on the books for. They have a lot of cap space, but that money will be put to good use as the team has some young Pro Bowlers that they need to get re-signed.Jerry Jones has a tendency to drag out re-signing his stars and that’s not because he’s wavering on paying them. He’s just trying to get a cheaper price. Even the unquestionably talented Zack Martin didn’t get a new deal until he was entering his fifth-year option season. So don’t be concerned if certain guys aren’t inked right away, because they’re going to be eventually. For now, Jones needs to focus on getting DeMarcus Lawrence’s contract done. Jones’ has drug that out enough and it’s time to pay him. And look for Cooper to be next as there is really no reason to wait. He’s already counting heavily against the cap so the team wouldn’t be saving much by letting his current deal play out.The Cowboys have done the hard part in finding these great players. Now they just have to pay them. The Cowboys injury list is growing as the season is progressing. Today they had nine players who did not participate in practice. One of those is a guy that has been out a while in Tavon Austin. Then there are the more recent additions like Sean Lee and David Irving. Here is the full list:New to the list Youth Michael Gallup Jersey , and a little surprising, is Tyron Smith with a back issue, something he has battled for a few seasons. Hopefully, this will turn out to be just a “veteran’s day” and nothing more. Additionally, defensive linemen Antwaun Woods, Taco Charlton, Maliek Collins and Daniel Ross all were unable to go today. The Cowboys added a defensive lineman to their practice squad with all the injuries at that position. This replaces the spot left open by the promotion of Lance Lenoir. As noted earlier today, Zack Martin didn’t practice but that was expected as the Cowboys are shielding him from putting any more stress on his knee than is absolutely necessary before the game. In the good news column is Connor Williams returning on a limited basis, and linebacker Joe Thomas finally makes it back to a practice in a limited capacity. As for Atlanta, they could receive a big boost on the defensive side of the ball. Pro Bowl linebacker Deion Jones has been cleared to play after spending almost the whole season on IR with a broken foot, but the Falcons aren’t sure he will be able to go this week.