Cowboys give Dan Connor pay-cut ultimatum

AP

Teams that need to create salary-cap space are using two devices:  a “restructuring” that moves cap dollars from this year to future years with no pay cut and a “restructuring” that shrinks the cap number in 2013 by paying the player less money.  (Then there’s the Tom Brady-style extension, in which the player does a deal that creates the impression he’s taking less, actually paying him more, and qualifies him for automatic canonization upon death.)

The Cowboys have asked linebacker Dan Connor to take the second kind of restructuring.  If he doesn’t, he’ll be cut.

Specifically, the team wants Connor to reduce his $3 million base salary in 2013, the final year of his current deal.  It’s unclear how much the Cowboys want to save.  If he refuses, they’ll save $3 million by dumping him.

A third-round pick in 2008, Connor would instantly become a free agent if/when he’s cut.

33 responses to “Cowboys give Dan Connor pay-cut ultimatum

  1. Connor became more dispensable with the development of Carter, so Jerrah is trying to throw his weight around.

  2. Dan Connor who?

    The cowboys don’t need him anyways, he’s a 3-4 linebacker on a team switching to a 4-3 style defense.

  3. The Cowboys need to cut his ass so fast..They should already have his stuff packed for him! The same thing goes for Free..A. Spencer..D. Connor..F. Jones..G. Sensabaugh.

  4. Looks like Roseanne’s gonna have to pick up some more hours at the restaurant to help make ends meet after Dan gets another paycut.

  5. Then there’s the Tom Brady-style extension, in which the player does a deal that creates the impression he’s taking less, actually paying him more, and qualifies him for automatic canonization upon death.
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    Hilarious! It apropos since everything Brady does seems to portray him as a saint.

  6. I always thought the show Roseanne was a lot worse after Dan and Roseanne Connor won the lottery and got rich.

  7. Then there’s the Tom Brady-style extension, in which the player does a deal that creates the impression he’s taking less, actually paying him more, and qualifies him for automatic canonization upon death.

    This is why I read PFT, haha. As a pats fan, I often find, at least it seems to me (probably no more than other fan of any other team sees it from their team’s point of view) that the pats get picked on quite a bit. However, the not-so-subtle sarcasm is right up my alley. Well done. Even if I think that when you look at it, he’s still definitely taking a hometown discount. I know for a fact there are other teams out there that would up that yearly salary by 5-10 mil a year just to have Brady on their team.

    Oh, and I think the Catholic Church is already looking into his 3 miracles for sainthood.

  8. That is funny how if u hold out you are a greedy cancer in the lockerroom who wont honor their contract. But the team can cut u loose at any time and thats part of the business.

  9. Pathetic hater – your QB is a rapist and looks like a bloated corpse.

    And maybe stop acting like a 13 year old girl.

  10. Just cut him. Ernie Simms did a much better job. Even though neither if them could stay healthy at least Ernie could keep up in the middle of the field.

  11. Why pick on a 3 mil linebacker? Give that no good S.O.B. GM an ultimatum, and save a lot more than 3 mil.

  12. Makes sense. The guy might be good but Sean Lee and Bruce Carter are better. He did an okay job filling in when they both went down, but just okay, nothing to write home about. I do think they might be better off letting him go if it frees up cap space.

    I also agree with Chatcowboy on all but one point. Felix Jones absolutely needs to go, I will be baffled if they don’t let him go, but then again it is Jerrah. Im okay with Sensabaugh but wont shed any tears over his departure. I do not want Spencer gone though. When healthy I think he has capabilities to be dominant, and has progressively become more consistent in doing so.

    Like I said though, with Jerrah at the helm its all a crapshoot circus, so speculating only gets us so far as fans.

  13. “The Cowboys need to cut his ass so fast..They should already have his stuff packed for him! The same thing goes for Free..A. Spencer..D. Connor..F. Jones..G. Sensabaugh.”

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    Finally somebody that knows what they are talking about when it comes to the Cowboys

    Problem is they got Bruce Carter and Sean Lee, who when healthy, are good linebackers…

    But they were drafted hurt and stay hurt…

    Better hope Ernie Sims continues to play well if you cut Conner

  14. He’s a solid LB. I always liked him when he was here in Carolina. However, $3M? Wow, he’s nowhere close to being worth that.

  15. First good Front Office move ive seen the Cowboys do in a while. He’s injury proned and not worth the salary he is owed.

    With the emergence of Bruce Carter, he isn’t really even needed.

  16. Steelers need an ILB – and Connor could come back home … if we can make it cap-sensible.

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