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Free to choose, Cowboys didn't

Shift in philosophy to not pursue older free agents the right call to contend sooner

Updated: May 31, 2013, 2:50 PM ET
By Jean-Jacques Taylor | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- Since NFL free agency began in March, the Dallas Cowboys have passed on tackles Tyson Clabo and Eric Winston. The same goes for safety Charles Woodson and linebacker Brian Urlacher.

Hallelujah.

Finally, someone at Valley Ranch gets it.

You don't win in the NFL by signing over-the-hill faux stars, paying solid players like they're superstars or benching young athletes for dudes who are a notch or two above serviceable.

Jerry Jones has always ...

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