It has been known for some time now that the Dallas Cowboys are $20 million over the NFL’s anticipated $123 million dollar salary cap. Owner and general manager Jerry Jones has targeted several player’s contracts that he would love to restructure—provided that he wants to go shopping this offseason, and of course he does.
Future Hall of Fame pass rusher DeMarcus Ware has agreed to restructure his contract which should save the Cowboys around $4 million in cap space. With quarterback Tony Romo next up for an extension, more room should be created in the coming days.
The free agent signing period begins on March 12 and I will not pretend to know how much the Cowboys will have to spend on free-agent talent from either their own roster or elsewhere.
Since dollars and ''sense'' will have to play a role during Jones´ coming shopping spree, I don’t expect to see a ton of money available and a bunch of new faces arriving at Valley Ranch in time for training camp later this summer.
Here’s a look at five Dallas free-agents that might be worth keeping, especially when considering just how little money will be available to the Cowboys prior to the 2013 NFL Draft in late April.
These players are not about flash and pizazz but rather maintaining pieces of yesterday that could still fit tomorrow.