That's were free agency come into play. It didn't make sense to spend big money on free agents this year when there are so many question marks on the roster; however, if they can put together a decent defense this year, then they could add some significant free agent next year. I look at it like this. If they had signed 2 free agents 2014 for average salaries of 8M per year, it would have cost them 32M for those 2 free agents in 2014 and 2015. Since they didn't spend the money in 2014, now they could spend the entire 32M in 2015 and it would be equal against the salary cap. All of the money that they didn't spend this year gives them more money to spend in future years. They just had too many question marks on the roster this year to make it worth spending the money now. If they can just improve the defense from 32nd to somewhere around 16th and keep the 5th ranked scoring offense from 2013, then in 2015/2016 they can go all in before Romo retires.