The Cowboys are probably better off. Routt certainly had his drawbacks:
The bad Routt committed 17 penalties including eight for holding and seven for pass interference. The total number of penalties committed was the highest on the Raiders and the highest among NFL cornerbacks. He also allowed nine touchdown passes, the most of any cornerback.
The penalties are not a new issue. He has committed 38 in the past three seasons. To be fair, Routt’s issues with penalties may be connected to the culture in Oakland. They annually are among the league leaders in penalties committed and in 2011 they set the NFL record for both penalties and penalty yardage in a single season.