Nov 10, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; A detail of a Dallas Cowboys helmet prior to a game against the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Cowboy's Jones: Investing in free agency 'overrated,' 'detrimental' to growth

The Dallas Cowboys are arguably the most notorious team at mishandling contracts and the salary cap. They consistently find themselves strapped with bad contracts that they get out of and still suffer cap hits from seasons later. It looks like the Cowboys are learning their lesson though according to comments vice president Stephen Jones made.

“At the end of the day, all 32 teams are figuring out that this is how you build a football team, through the draft,” Jones said Sunday on SiriusXM NFL Radio, via the Dallas Morning News. “It’s obviously well documented of our cap issues. In our mind, they’re not huge issues. They’re ones that we’ll deal with and we’ll certainly digest and get through at the end of the day.”

He added: “The only thing the cap issues do with us is we can’t be big players in free agency, and I think history will tell you that being a big player in free agency is overrated and usually detrimental to the growth of a franchise, because a lot of these guys are leaving their other team for a reason.

“It’s usually because [those teams] don’t want to pay them and usually that’s for a reason.”

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