After oversleeping for two weeks, the Dallas Cowboys are finally ready to stop pounding the snooze button on free agency. Don't expect a cannonball, but at least Dallas is getting a feel for the second wave of the process by bringing in three unsigned players this week.
Those veterans, according to Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, are Justin Durant, Michael Huff and Will Allen.
The issue, according to Hill, is that the Cowboys are just $102,000 under the salary cap and have already restructured contracts belonging to Jay Ratliff, Nate Livings, Miles Austin, Mackenzy Bernadeau, Brandon Carr, Jason Witten, Orlando Scandrick and DeMarcus Ware.
It's not an absolute necessity that the Cowboys extend Tony Romo's contract in order to sign a free agent, but it sure would help. The team is stuck with Doug Free until June 1, and there are very few restructure candidates remaining.