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IRVING, Texas There are two problems with the reports that have the Dallas Cowboys simultaneously negotiating a pay-cut contract for incumbent right tackle Doug Free while also negotiating a free-agent contract for prospective right tackle Eric Winston:
Problem 1: That simultaneous orchestration doesn't make sense.
Problem 2: That simultaneous orchestration isn't happening.
Some bullet-pointed truths, from sources inside Valley Ranch:
There has been nothing "imminent'' about the signing of Texas native Winston, who has experienced some good NFL years with the Texans and the Chiefs. His status in the eyes of the Cowboys is as it was when we first wrote about his availability in this space on March 6: Signing him remains a "concept.''
This is a buyer's market on players of Winston's stature. Winston himself knows this, which is why he's been so frank in public about possibly being willing to accept a short-term deal at 3-to-4 milli...
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Despite a report that the Dallas Cowboys are working on signing free agent Eric Winston, Bryan Broaddus of DallasCowboys.com says the report is not true.
“@landonmccool: @bryanbroaddusAre you saying the Winston report is overblown?” How about not true. Check who is agent is.
— Bryan Broaddus (@BryanBroaddus) April 8, 2013
I tend to believe Broaddus more than Schefter on this...
Ian Rapoport reports that the Cowboys have approached RT Doug Free regarding a pay cut.
Rapoport mentions that the saving that would come from reducing Free’s $7 million base salary could be used to sign free agent RT Eric Winston.
Dallas is reportedly unsure if Free would be willing to accept a reduction in salary given that he holds some leverage in the situation.
The Dallas Cowboys are interested in signing free agent tackle Eric Winston to a deal. In order to sign Winston the Cowboys will need to find space under the salary cap.
In order to sign Winston the Cowboys are set to ask Doug Free to take a pay cut according to Ian Rapoport.
Free is set to make $7 million this year but it is far more likely that the Cowboys release him before the...
The Dallas Cowboys and Kansas City Chiefs free agent right
tackle Eric Winston have mutual interest in reaching an agreement, according to
Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.
Hear there's mutual interest between ex-#Chiefs RT Eric Winston and the #Cowboys. Dallas also looked into Tyson Clabo. Still have Doug Free
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 8, 2013
Talks between Winston and...
According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, free agent offensive tackle Eric Winston is looking for $3-4 million per year.
The tackle was set to make $4.9 million in base salary before the Chiefs released him. He said he’s seeking $3 million to $4 million this year and isn’t asking for a long-term deal.
“I try to look at myself fairly,” Winston said. “I don’t ever want...
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the Dallas Cowboys and free agent offensive tackle Eric Winston are working on a deal to bring the former Chief to Dallas.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network contributes that Dallas also looked at recently released Falcons right tackle Tyson Clabo prior to talks with Winston. The current Cowboys right tackle, Doug Free, remains on the roster as well.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Dallas Cowboys are working on signing free agent offensive tackle Eric Winston.
Cowboys now in talks to sign former Chiefs OT Eric Winston.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 8, 2013
Update: Now there’s a report that Schefter’s report is untrue and the Cowboys arent working on signing Winston.
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Free agency has been strange this offseason. It started with some of the normal big-name contracts, but has sense cooled. The remaining big-name players that didn't sign quickly seem to be left out in the cold. Teams just aren't willing to sign aging veterans to huge contracts.
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