The Dallas Cowboys are about to make their first official move on one of their free agents to be. On Saturday, ESPNDallas/Fort Worth reported that the Cowboys look to place the franchise tag on Anthony Spencer before the 4 p.m. EST Monday deadline. That would solidify one starting position the Cowboys plan to address in the offseason.
As long as nothing changes and the Cowboys place the tag on Spencer, the Cowboys will have inked a deal with one of their more important free agents. The Cowboys have 18 other players who are about to become free agents (three restricted free agents, four exclusive rights free agents and 11 unrestricted free agents).
Some players are certain not to be re-signed by the Cowboys next season. According to the Dallas Morning News, the Cowboys plan to make an offer to fullback Tony Fiammetta, but not to Kevin Ogletree or practice squad quarterback Chris Greisen.
Jason Garrett indicated to ESPNDallas/Fort Worth some interest in having Martellus Bennett return.
Mat McBriar might not come back to Dallas after the Cowboys re-signed backup punter Chris Jones to a three-year deal worth about $1.4 million, but McBriar would be well worth keeping.
McBriar and a couple others are musts for the Cowboys to re-sign. To see which of these players is the most important, read along.