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Jay Ratliff will remain with the Dallas Cowboys. The team has restructured the defensive tackle’s contract for the upcoming season.
There was some speculation that Ratliff would be released by the Cowboys but that will not be the case after the team converted $3.66 million of his salary into a bonus. The move will save the Cowboys $2.93 million against the salary cap.
Ratliff was injured much of last season and even got into a heated exchange with owner Jerry Jones towards the end of the season.
Dan Connor was released saving the Cowboys another $3 million.Connor and the Cowboys had talked about a pay cut but apparently the team felt it was easier to simply release the linebacker.
The Cowboys had been $6.8 million over the salary cap at the beginning of the day and now are slightly under before Tuesday’s deadline of 3 pm.
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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...
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. ...
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.
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...
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...
The Pittsburgh Steelers will be visiting with former Cowboy’s linebacker Dan Connor during free agency according to ESPN Dallas. Last month the Steelers were rumored to be talking with Larry Foote about returning and he has said he wants to be back with the team, but talks have been quite for a while now. According to ESPN there are also rumblings that Foote may head to Arizona...
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...
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...
The NFL Network's Ian Rapoport joined the Elf and Slater Show on KRLD-FM 105.3 The Fan on Tuesday.
He was asked about the looming contract negotiations between the Cowboys and Tony Romo and whether there was any concern that a deal had yet to be done.
One thing I did hear is that Jerry Jones, Jason Garrett got into Romos ear, explained to him in detail their salary...
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...
ESPN reports that the Cowboys announced that linebacker Anthony Spencer signed his franchise tender at $10.6 million on Tuesday. Spencer, who was given the franchise tag for the second year in a row, led Dallas with 95 total tackles and had 11 sacks in 14 games last season.
According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports on Twitter, inside linebacker Dan Connor, who was released Monday by the Dallas Cowboys, will likely visit the Pittsburgh Steelers sometime this week. La Canfora also is reported that Steelers linebacker Larry Foote, an unrestricted free agent in a matter of hours, is being pursued heavily by the Arizona Cardinals.
Connor, a Penn State...