Now the silliness with cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha is over the Cowboys are back to business filling their pressing needs.
They took another step in that direction Friday night by coming to terms with defensive end Kenyon Coleman on a two-year deal.
Coleman's deal came just hours after the Cowboys re-signed Marcus Spears, allowing them to shore up what had been a depleted defensive end position.
It's a reunion of sorts for Coleman who played with the Cowboys from 2003-2006. He then signed with the Browns, where he played for new Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan the past two years.
Coleman is a good fit in Dallas because he is familiar with the defense and gives the Cowboys a stable group of ends to go with right end Igor Olshansky. The Cowboys will also use nose tackle Jay Ratliff at the position at times.
This also means the Cowboys will no longer pursue Packers end Cullen Jenkins nor former Cowboys end Jason Hatcher.
They will now turn their attention to the safety position where they could sign one or two players depending on the price. The Cowboys will be patient at safety and are looking for economic options.
In others words, safeties looking for a big pay day like Michael Huff and Gerald Sensabaugh will not be signing with the Cowboys. Former Browns safety Abram Elam is high on their list because of familiarity with Ryan but he must come down on his contract demands.
-- Clarence Hill