Before we indulge in a brief euphoria of free agent possibilities, I have to hit you with some realism. The Cowboys have virtually no money and if they are able to gain some, spending it would come at the expense of re-signing players like Sean Lee and Dez Bryant.
OK. Sorry if I depressed you but that’s the truth.
Now, there are ways for the Cowboys to free up some cap money. Whether it’s through restructuring contracts, cutting players or asking players to take pay cuts, the options are there.
So now I invite you to the world of the hypothetical. Here we assume that the Cowboys are going to shift salaries around and look for smart deals that won’t put them in tough situation in 2014.
It’s likely that the Cowboys will be able to sign one player to a big deal as long as the contract is team-friendly.
Let's take a look at potential, realistic splashes the Cowboys could make in 2013.