The Cowboys did what vice-president Stephen Jones promised. They got under the cap _ albeit barely.
The Cowboys have roughly $175,000 in room under the 2013 salary cap of $123 million. That is enough to pay the salary of Star-Telegram columnist Randy Galloway let alone an NFL football player.
So keep that in mind when free agency opens today at 3 p.m. and the Cowboys are, as Jones predicted a couple of weeks ago, quiet as a church mouse.
Jones said wasn't going to make any big splashes in free agency because of their salary cap limitations. He said the team's best hopes for improving from last season was via the off-season coaching changes and getting healthy again.
But let's not confuse a lack of action for a lack of needs.
The Cowboys could use help at strongside linebacker, safety, offensive guard, defensive tackle and running back.
Many of these will be addressed in the draft _ though ideally a team would like to address needs in free agency so they can go into the draft focused on the best available player.
But the Cowboys don't have any money to go on a real shopping spree.
So look for them to shop for bargains once the big-ticket items in free agency are gone.