The Dallas Cowboys made a significant change in how they deal with NFL free agency when Stephen Jones took a more active role with the team a few years back. Dallas seems more willing to take a chance on re-signing their own stars and not spending big on players that other NFL teams have cut loose. This year seems to be no different, as the Cowboys have only made three free agent moves as of publication time. With that in mind, the Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins and New York Giants have kept busy. Here is a look at the first free agent moves the Nfc East has made after one day of the 2018 NFL free agent period.

Dallas Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys have only made three significant moves as of publication time. They tagged DeMarcus Lawrence with the franchise tag, paying him $17.143 million this season. However, the Cowboys are almost sure to sign Lawrence to a long-term deal before the season starts, as long as it doesn't interfere with giving Zack Martin a long-term deal as well.

The Dallas Cowboys hit David Irving with a free agent tender for $2.91 million. Irving can still sign with a new team, but if he does the Cowboys will get a second-round draft pick.

The third move was re-signing defensive tackle Brian Price to a two-year, $1.35 million.

Dallas also lost Anthony Hitchens in free agency to the Kansas City Chiefs, but restructured the contract of Travis Frederick, to help out their salary cap needs by gaining an additional $7 million in cap space.

The Dallas Cowboys also have to decide on what they plan to do with Dez Bryant.

The rumors indicate that replacing Bryant would cost the Cowboys more than keeping Dez. There are also rumors that the Seattle Seahawks might part ways with Earl Thomas, and the Cowboys are reportedly interested if he is available.

Philadelphia Eagles

Unlike the Dallas Cowboys, the Philadelphia Eagles were active last year in the free agent market as well as the trade market.

The result was a Super Bowl Championship. This year, they are busy once again. They traded a fifth-round pick and receiver Marcus Johnson to the Seattle Seahawks for defensive end Michael Bennett, making the Eagles even stronger heading into the 2018 NFL season.

The Eagles also sent receiver Torrey Smith to the Carolina Panthers for cornerback Daryl Worley. The free agent signings were all defensive as well, with Philadelphia signing defensive tackle Haloti Ngata and linebackers Corey Nelson and Nigel Bradham.

New York Giants

The New York Giants have a lot of work to do. The team struggled mightily in 2018 and have a high draft pick to play with this year. Despite that, the Giants made some huge moves in free agency this year.

The biggest was signing offensive tackle Nate Solder away from the New England Patriots. They also brought in a veteran running back in Jonathan Stewart, a player who spent his entire career with the Carolina Panthers.

They also signed seven other free agents already, with the most significant deal being a three-year, $21 million contract for edge backer Kareen Martin. There was also one trade for the New York Giants -- sending a fourth and sixth round pick from this year, as well as a seventh-round pick from 2019 to the Los Angeles Rams for linebacker Alec Ogletree.

Washington Redskins

The most prominent change in the NFC East this offseason is with the Washington Redskins. They let their starting quarterback Kirk Cousins leave for the Minnesota Vikings and traded for Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith, who received a four-year, $94 million extension.

The Redskins also signed receiver Paul Richardson to a five-year, $40 million deal and re-signed three of their own free agents.