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Is Doug Free?
Will the Cowboys release Doug Free after signing him to a big contract a couple of years ago? The answer is not as simple as it sounds.
Your Dallas Cowboys have some big fish to fry before the season begins:
They have changed from the 3-4 to the 4-3 on defense. With Anthony Spencer, the team’s leading tackler from 2012, a free agent, the Cowboys need to either franchise him (which will cost roughly $10 million), sign him to a long-term contract or move on. Before they decide what to do with Spencer, they have to decide whether he will be effective as a defensive end in a 4-3 versus his natural position as a 3-4 outsider linebacker.
They have to address a porous offensive line that gave up 36 sacks (how did Romo survive?) and produced a paltry average of 3.6 yards per carry on the ground.
They are currently $30 million over the cap.
One place the Cowboys may look for cap relief is at right tackle. Two years ago, after Doug Free had a breakout year at left tackle, the ...
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Some people have mentioned the possibility of the Dallas Cowboys moving Doug Free from tackle to guard, but it looks like that’s not going to happen right now.
According to Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Cowboys really aren’t looking to move Free to guard. They talked about the possibility, but that’s about it.
With the Cowboys are currently $20 million...
The dismissal of Rob Ryan as the team's defensive coordinator remains a topic of conversation, as Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones once again had to discuss it.
The Dallas Cowboys began working towards lowering their salary cap number by restructuring the contracts of Jason Witten and Brandon Carr.
Witten was slated to earn $5.5 million in 2013 but the Cowboys converted $4.56 of that into a bonus. The Cowboys already have Witten locked up until the 2017 season at which time he will be 35.
Corner Brandon Carr also had his contract restructured...
For the third consecutive year, Dallas Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware has restrctured his contract to help make some much needed salary cap room, reports the Dallas Morning News.
According to Nick Eatman of DallasCowboys.com, the Cowboys are now under the salary cap after restructuring numerous contracts. Just like that.. this team is now under the cap… Carr (11M), Ware (4M), Witten (3.5M), Austin (3M) plus others on the way. — Nick Eatman (@nickeatman) February 28, 2013 Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram says the Cowboys are going to also...
The Dallas Cowboys have been busy over the past couple days as they continue to restructure numerous contracts as they work on getting under the salary cap for the new league year that begins on March 12th.
Yesterday the Cowboys reworked DeMarcus Ware’s contract. Today they cut down Nate Livings’, Jason Witten’s, and Brandon Carr’s contract.
We don’t have all of...
The Dallas Cowboys have reworked the contracts of five starters, including DeMarcus Ware, Jason Witten and Miles Austin, to save salary cap space.
Dallas, which was penalized $5 million off its cap in both 2012 and 2013, has needed to scramble to free up space. By restructuring the deals of star linebacker Ware, tight end Witten, wide receiver Austin, cornerback Brandon Carr and...
According to Ian Rapoport, the Cowboys are looking to restructure the contracts of LB DeMarcus Ware and TE Jason Witten, among others, if they’re unable to get a new deal done with QB Tony Romo.
Rapoport adds that the Cowboys are currently $20 million over the cap, so they would be forced to free up a lot of money in the next few weeks.
Besides Ware and Witten, Rapoport lists...