Nick Eatman of DallasCowboys.com doesn’t expect to see the Cowboys re-sign soon-to-be free agent DE/OLB Anthony Spencer this offseason.
“Personally, I don’t think the Cowboys will keep Spencer next year because I think he’s going to test the market first and there will be some big-time money out there for him,” Eatman writes. “Surely the Cowboys want him back and I bet he wouldn’t mind staying here.”
Spencer was franchised last offseason, which ran the Cowboys $8.8 million for the 2012 season. Eatman believes that Spencer could warrant a contract somewhere in the $10-$12 million ballpark annually.
Dallas will have an awfully hard time keeping Spencer in Dallas as they are currently $20 million over the cap.
Eatman floats out the idea that the Cowboys could cut players like Doug Free and Dan Connor, which would create $10 million cap space for them to work with. He adds that Brandon Carr, DeMarcus Ware, Jason Witten, and Miles Austin could all be asked to restructure their contracts ...