With a handful of unrestricted free agents signed since last Friday, the Dallas Cowboys have taken baby steps towards improving next year's team.
The addition of Leonard Davis gives Dallas flexibility up front at both the right guard and right tackle positions. Veteran signal caller Brad Johnson should be a reliable option should Tony Romo go down to injury.
And the re-signing of both Andre Gurode and Martin Gramatica solidifies the team at center and kicker.
What's next for the Dallas Cowboys?
It still starts with Marc Colombo.
The former first round draft pick, once labeled as a bust with the Chicago Bears, proved his worth and then some last season.
The good news is Colombo has still yet to visit another team.
The bad news is the Cowboys still haven't figured out a way to sign him.
From what we at TheRanchReport.com are hearing, Colombo still appears to be in good shape to be in the silver and blue next season. The Cowboys want him back and he wants to come back.
While a time table for a deal is not in place, don't be surprised to see something happen this week. TheRanchReport.com hopes to have more information on this developing story within the next 24 hours but all indications are a deal will get done. Stay tuned however as this situation, could change should another team make a hard push for his services.
Moving on, the Cowboys would still like to address concerns in the secondary, where free safety remains a position that must be addressed in free agency or the upcoming draft.
The idea of moving corner Anthony Henry to safety is being tossed around, but that would only create another need at cornerback.
TheRanchReport.com is continuing to monitor potential free agent targets in the secondary, however as of Tuesday afternoon, there is nothing to report.
Whoever the Cowboys bring in to help fix this problem area has to be able to cover wide receivers downfield. Strong safety Roy Williams will always play close to the line of scrimmage and struggle with the deep ball.
At wide receiver, the Cowboys picked up the $5 million roster bonus on Terry Glenn and the team is also expected to bring Terrell Owens back next season, but Dallas still needs to get younger at the position.
While the draft is impossible to predict this far in advance, don't be surprised to see the Cowboys draft a wide receiver with their first round pick.
WR Pat Crayton was tendered a one-year restricted free-agent qualifying offer of $1.3 million. If he signs with another team, the Cowboys will get a second-round pick in return.
FREE AGENT SUMMARY
* OL Leonard Davis, who can play tackle or guard, agreed to a seven-year deal with Dallas. The deal is reportedly worth close to $50 million with $18.75 million in guaranteed money.
* WR Terry Glenn had his $5 million roster bonus picked up by the Cowboys, meaning he will stay with the team in 2007.
* QB Brad Johnson was signed by the Cowboys to a reported three-year $7.5 million deal to back up Tony Romo. Johnson, 38, was released by the Vikings on Feb. 28 and will be a solid insurance policy with Drew Bledsoe no longer on the team.
* C Andre Gurode was signed to a six-year, $30 million deal. The Pro Bowler should anchor the Cowboys' line for years to come.
* K Martin Gramatica was also re-signed to a two-year deal. Gramatica connected on 6-of-8 field goals last season after taking over for veteran Mike Vanderjagt.
* P Mat McBriar was rewarded for his Pro Bowl season with a five-year contract worth $8.5 million. It includes a $2.5 million signing bonus.
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