Originally Posted by CowboysLaw87
It's not just about the number of guys acquired v. number of guys lost, it's also about quality. This is determined by a "totality of the circumstances" type analysis... size of the FA contract, production on the field, etc.
If we lose Spencer that'll be a MAJOR factor in the "balancing test." And there's nearly no chance we sign more than we lose anyway (Spencer, Felix, Jenkins, Butler, Phillips). We'll get picks.
I think that it is based on the contract that the player signs after he leaves. Spencer and Jenkins should get big contracts. The contracts that Felix, Butler and Phillips receive are probably not significant.
If the Cowboys sign Zero Expensive Free Agents this off-season, then they should get a decent comp pick in 2014.
If they sign 2 expensive Free Agents then it's doubtful that they will get any comp picks.
If they sign 1 expensive Free Agent then they might get a comp pick in 2014.