Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 3/20/13
For those that don't know, the Cowboys have a whopping five figures of cap space following the signing of Ernie Sims, and they already have $121 million against the cap next year. That's pathetic, but sadly it's a better long-term situation than it was a week ago.The Cowboys are trying to create some cap space this year by signing a long term deal with Tony Romo, and possibly Anthony Spencer, which would bump next year's cap number even higher.  Then they'll have just enough money to go bargain hunting.Meanwhile, Doug Free is sitting on the roster at $10 million after being benched for Jeremy Parnell, a player that originally signed with the Saints as an undrafted defensive end.The entire league knows the Cowboys will be drafting an offensive lineman or two, and Doug Free will not be starting.  Dallas can still mark Doug Free as a June 1 cut to split his $10 million in dead cap money like they did with Marcus Spears.Jerry Jones is the only reason they haven't done so.Jerry doesn't w...
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