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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.
Conner, 27, signed a two-year deal worth $6.5 million with the Cowboys last offseason. He has a $3 million base salary for 2013 and the move to 4-3 defense makes him expendable.
2. Re-sign QB Tony Romo to a contract extension.
Romo, 32, is in the final year of his contract and counts $16.8 million against the team’s salary cap. They have already said publicly that Romo remains a part of their long-term plans, but there doesn’t appear to be a lot of movement towards a new agreement.
3. Restructure player contracts
Watkins lists: Mackenzy Bernadeau, Kyle Orton, Nate Livings, Orlando Scandrick and Jay Ratliff as c...
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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.
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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...
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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...
According to Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com, several teams are interested in Cowboys’ running back Felix Jones who’ll hit the free agent market next week.
The real question for the Cowboys is; should they re-sign Jones?
I believe it’s time for them to move on from Jones and either draft a running back late or sign an undrafted free agent.
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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...
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...
Cornerback Mike Jenkins is receiving interest from multiple
clubs as the new league year approaches, but the free agent’s former club, the
Dallas Cowboys, are not one of the interested teams, according to Calvin
Watkins of ESPN Dallas.
Mike Jenkins getting interest from teams but Dallas is not interested.
— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) March 9, 2013
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