Offseason Needs: NFC East

Updated: February 28, 2003, 11:15 AM ET
By By Ryan Early
Dallas Cowboys

Current Salary Cap Situation: $8.0M under
Unrestricted Free Agents: OT Flozell Adams, TE Mike Lucky, DT Michael Myers, DT Brandon Noble, OT Solomon Page, WR Darnay Scott, DE Peppi Zellner
Restricted Free Agents: CB Mario Edwards, OG Jeremy McKinney, RB Michael Wiley
Possible Veteran Cuts: RB Emmitt Smith, WR Raghib Ismail, RB Robert Thomas, LB Kevin Hardy, QB Quincy Carter, LB Dat Nguyen, TE Tony McGee, CB Dwayne Goodrich
First Draft Pick: 5th overall.

#1 - Sign a veteran quarterback. Bill Parcells does not want to put the time and effort into having a young quarterback learn on the job. He wants to win now, and that means finding a veteran quarterback to replace Chad Hutchinson as the starter. That could mean Jake Plummer of the Cardinals, trading for Vinny Testaverde, who was his starter with the Jets, or even waiting until after June 1st and going after the Broncos' Brian Griese.