The moves that the Dallas Cowboys have made in free agency this year were predictable in nature. We knew that they would go after some former Dan Quinn players and that they would be frugal in terms of how much they spent. Both of those boxes have been checked off so far.
One of the more obvious names for the Cowboys to pursue this offseason was safety Damontae Kazee. The team set their sights on him and were able to land him. Kazee only played four games this past season and is a bit of a question mark given the injury concern. The Cowboys generally like to protect themselves in situations like this, like most NFL teams do, and it appears that they have done that to an outstanding degree.
The details are in for Damontae Kazee’s Cowboys contract and they are amazing
It is essentially a principle of operation within the Dallas Cowboys to not spend big in free agency. This is simply who they are now and they have shown no signs of wanting to change that.
When it was announced that Damontae Kazee and Dallas had agreed to terms it made sense given everything involved that the money would likely be low. The money is definitely low, it is almost nothing.
Damontae Kazee (Cowboys) one year, $1.127M, $137,500 signing bonus, $990K salary ($250K gtd)— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 29, 2021
The Cowboys ultimately got Kazee for less than $1.2M in totality. His deal is so minuscule that if they feel like they aren’t getting enough out of him come training camp they could even move on. After al, they did that with Ha Ha Clinton-Dix last year and he got significantly more than Kazee did.
Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix (Cowboys) one-year, $3.75M ($2.25M gtd), $1.25M signing bonus, salary $2.25M ($1M gtd), up to $250 in per game active roster bonus, $250K playoffs-playtime incentive, $250K workout base de-escalator— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) April 1, 2020
One-year deals have been all the rage this offseason across the league as a whole, and certainly within The Star at Frisco. Many have their eyes set on 2022 when the salary cap experiences the boom that we had come to know prior to the events of the past year.
This is a job well done by the Cowboys.