Found March 12, 2013 on Fox Sports Southwest:
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' switch to the 4-3 defense. The 29-year-old Spencer was the biggest question for Dallas in free agency, which opened Tuesday. The six-year pro, who had a career-best 11 sacks last season, was set to become an unrestricted free agent. The Cowboys are less than 200,000 under the salary cap and unlikely to make any big moves in free agency unless they restructure more contracts.

Cowboys are up against the salary cap deadline, still need to clear $7 million to get under

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...

Cowboys release Connor, redo 3 more contracts

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...

Cowboys cut LB Connor to get below cap

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...

Jay Ratliff, Orlando Scandrick restructure their contracts

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...

Parcells weighs in Cowboys' salary cap issues

Managing the National Football Leagues salary cap is no easy task. Ask six-time NFL Executive of the Year Bill Polian. During a special edition free agency show Monday on ESPN, Polian and former Dallas Cowboys coach Bill Parcells discussed several aspects of free agency and navigating the salary cap. Parcells mentioned the Cowboys when talking about teams that are top heavy with...

Cowboys release LB Dan Connor

According to Geoff Mosher of, 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...

2013 NFL Mock Draft: Dallas Cowboys Pre-Draft Strategy

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...

Cowboys won't be as busy as 2012 in free agency

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...
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