Say what you want about the Cowboys, the organization has done a great job of acquiring talent and improving our cap at the same time. They have used the draft successfully and avoided huge free agency gaffes recently. The team arguably wants to sign Tank, Dak, Zeke, Byron, Cooper, and Jaylon. Right now Tank, Cooper, Dak and Zeke seem to be the priority. So here is the thrust of this thread: The Cowboys KNOW that the cost of doing business is going up every year and often with the year as new contracts are signed. They have obviously tried to sign Tank, to no avail. It sounds like the team places a different value on Tank than Tank thinks he is worth. But is that true of all of these players? It would seem that if Cooper, Dak and Zeke are high priority signings that it would have been better to have already extensions lined up. Cooper was already eligible for an extension since he was playing in year 4 of his rookie deal. Why didn't they go ahead and pay extend him before now. Some of you will say that the team is cheap or stupid or both, but I refuse to believe that. Other than those two lame excuses why do you guys think they haven't already negotiated deals or deals in principle with these players prior to now. Also going back to Tank, it seems like the team is going to force Tank to play under the tag which probably is smart for the team in terms of the cap, but could be problematic otherwise. It would seem that a trade would be better than allowing Tank to Tank half the season due to his shoulder injury. I would like some intelligent discussion on this subject.