Dale's gonna get offers more than the LLE, thanks to all these FA's re-signing with their own teams. For example, Seattle still has $10M to spend. Even if they get Dixon, they'll still have more than enough money to offer Dale.
IMO, the only way we lose Dale is if he feels insulted by our offer. If we offer him considerably less than other teams, then he (not to mention his agent and brother) will feel so.
As for Sara, I'm sick to death of hearing about him and I don't care what we do anymore. If we want him as a 2, I'm fine with that. If we want him as a 1, and we re-arrange our roster to facilitate that, I won't be happy, but there's nothing I can do about it. I'm now convinced that Freddie is gone, no matter what happens. If we lose Dale, I'll just hope that it means more minutes for David, but knowing Rick, I'll believe it when I see it.