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According to David Moore of the Dallas Morning News, Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys have their work cut out for them.
As they continue to re-work deals, the Cowboys find themselves $7 million over the cap and time is running out.
All NFL teams must comply with the new salary cap by 4:00pm Tuesday, or be penalized, something the Cowboys could ill afford.
Already crippled by the punishment from the NFL for spending too much in an uncapped year, the team just can’t take any more restrictions.
Restructuring quarterback Tony Romo would provide the most relief, but there are a handful of others that can be redone. Moore writes:
‘Nose tackle Jay Ratliff, cornerback Orlando Scandrick, linebacker Dan Connor, backup quarterback Kyle Orton and guards Nate Livings and Mackenzy Bernadeau have all been approached about re-working their deals. Look for several of those to be finalized Monday.
The Cowboys can create significant room by signing quarterback Tony Romo to an extension and lowering his $16.8 million cap hit.
There is no indication the two sides are close to an agreement. But the club doesn’t need Romo to agree to a new deal in order to be in compliance Tuesday afternoon.’
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Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas reports that the Cowboys are currently sitting $6.8 million over the salary cap.
Dallas will have until Tuesday to get their cap situation in order, which means moves will be made in the near future.
According to Watkins, the Cowboys have a few options to consider.
1 . They could release LB Dan Connor or possibly even ask him to take a pay cut. ...
The Dallas Cowboys have released linebacker Dan Connor and restructured the contracts of three more players, moves expected to get the team under the salary cap.
Dallas had already redone the contracts of four other players before adding guard Mackenzy Bernadeau, defensive tackle Jay Ratliff and cornerback Orlando Scandrick to the list Monday. Teams have to be under the NFL salary...
IRVING, Texas The Dallas Cowboys have until 3 p.m. Tuesday to get below the NFL salary-cap ceiling of 123 million and are on Monday taking steps to do so with the release of backup linebacker Dan Connor (saving 3 million) and the restructuring of the contract of defensive back Orlando Scandrick.
The major focus at Valley Ranch is the extension of quarterback Tony Romo, which would...
The Dallas Cowboys have restructured the contract of both defensive tackle Jay Ratliff and cornerback Orlando Scandrick as they continue to work on getting under the salary cap with the new league year starting tomorrow at 4 PM.
I wouldn’t expect the Cowboys to be very active in free agency as they work on getting under the cap. They’ll also need to create room to sign any...
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Dallas linebacker Anthony Spencer has signed a 10.6 million one-year tender, securing his return to the Cowboys while he seeks a long-term deal.
The Cowboys put the franchise tag on Spencer for the second straight year, guaranteeing him a raise from the 8.8 million he made as the team's leading tackler in 2012. Spencer is moving to defensive end with Dallas...
According to Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com, the Dallas Cowboys have released linebacker Dan Connor.
The Cowboys released former Penn State LB Dan Connor today
— Geoff Mosher (@GeoffMosherCSN) March 11, 2013
The Cowboys just signed Connor last offseason, but couldn’t afford to keep him going into next season, since they’re still over the cap and need to get under by 4 PM tomorrow...
One thing is certain with the Dallas Cowboys in free agency: They won't be nearly as busy as they were a year ago.
That's not to say there aren't immediate needs for a team with consecutive 8-8 finishes, three straight seasons without a playoff trip and a .500 record going back 16 years. The Cowboys need more defensive linemen for a switch to the 4-3, and they are thin...
Season Summary2012 Record: 8-8, 3rd in the NFC EastThe Cowboys used the 2012 offseason to upgrade their blocking, and make it almost good enough for the NFL. They finished the season by once again losing a de facto division championship to fall to third in the division. A week 1 win against the defending league champion New York Giants provided a spark of hope that quickly faded...
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