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Free Agency is an expensive place to shop. And contrary to the popular belief around the league about the "crazy spending Jerry Jones", since the ground was broken on his new stadium in Arlington, the Cowboys have spent the bulk of their cash on re-signing their own free agents and the art work at the new palace (as well as tv repairs for the most expensive and over-the-top television in history).
A quick review of the last five seasons of free agency will show that the Cowboys have not stolen headlines since the purchase of "Bigg", Leonard Davis from Arizona, five years ago this week:
Leonard Davis - 342007 signed a 7-year, 49m contract
Ken Hamlin - 3242007 signed a 1-year, 2.5m contract
Keith Brooking - 2282009 signed a 3-year, 6m contract
Igor Olshansky - 362009 signed a 4-year, 18m contract
Gerald Sensabaugh - 392009 signed a 1-year, 1.75m contract
Kenyon Coleman - 7302011 signed a 2-year, 3.75m contract
BEST OF MAXIM
The Cowboys tried to work out a long-term deal with outside linebacker Anthony Spencer the last few weeks but couldn’t complete one, so instead of allowing him to hit the open market, the Cowboys placed the franchise tag on him. Spencer will get a projected $8.8 million in base salary for the 2012 season, barring a sudden change in the franchise tag. The Cowboys will continue to...
Between the 1973 and 1985 seasons, the Cowboys faced the Rams eight times in the playoffs. The teams split the series at four games a piece.
Here are some quotes related to two of those games.
“I just got pushed back. He didn’t mark it where I caught it…It’s one of those things you have to live with, I guess. You can’t change it now.”
Billy Joe DuPree regarding a reception...
DALLAS, March 5 – The Dallas Cowboys always make each off-season feel like a rebuilding year and I am sure their faithful expected a whole lot more out of this generation of players.
Now comes word that as the team struggles to create cap space, the team has handed the franchise tag to LB Anthony Spencer. His 2012 salary will account for $8.8 million of said cap space.
Keith Brooking has been viewed as one of the vocal leaders in the Cowboys locker room since signing a three-year deal with the team in 2006.
So to no surprise, Brooking didn't agree with Jason Hatcher's comments about the Cowboys not having any leaders.
"It's easy when you're 8-8 and things don't go your way to say we don't have leaders," Brooking...
The Dallas Cowboys have placed their franchise tag on Anthony Spencer to keep the outside linebacker from becoming an unrestricted free agent.
With the decision before Monday's deadline for such a move, Spencer will be guaranteed a base salary of about $8.8 million next season.
Spencer has started 53 of 76 games in his five seasons with the Cowboys, starting all but one game...
Just hours remain now before the 3pm deadline for the franchise tag to be applied to impending free agents around the national football league. This blog has been a place that has written plenty about the Cowboys' options, and the wisest decision was concluded here long ago that the Cowboys should apply the tag to outside linebacker Anthony Spencer.
There is no question that...
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- The Dallas Cowboys have placed their franchise tag on Anthony Spencer to keep the outside linebacker from becoming an unrestricted free agent.
With the decision before Monday's deadline for such a move, Spencer will be guaranteed a base salary of about 8.8 million next season.
Spencer has started 53 of 76 games in his five seasons with the Cowboys, starting...
According to Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network, the Dallas Cowboys have placed their franchise tag on linebacker Anthony Spencer.
Spencer has been a bit of a disappointment for the Cowboys since he was drafted in the first round of the 2007 draft. But right now he’s the best option they have at outside linebacker and the Cowboys will look to get him signed to a multi-year deal...
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter via Evan Silva, the Dallas Cowboys are expected to have a serious interest in acquiring Chiefs cornerback Brandon Carr once he hits the free agent market on March 13th.
It’s clear that one of the most biggest needs the Cowboys have this offseason is improving their secondary. It’s vital that they upgrade the back end of their defense in order...
Looking to bolster its struggling secondary, the Dallas Cowboys have identified the No. 1 cornerback target on their free agency wishlist.
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