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Cowboys cut Dan Connor

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As Gantt pointed out earlier in the day, the Cowboys needed to cut about $7 million in cap room.

They created nearly half of that space by cutting linebacker Dan Connor.

Connor, who was due to earn a base salary of $3 million this year, previously had been given the dreaded pay-cut-or-get-out ultimatum.  Since he was in the final year of his contract, the move creates at least $3 million in cap space.

Connor immediately becomes an unrestricted free agent.  To which the many others say, “Join the club.  Now get the hell out of my way as I try to get paid.”

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13 Responses to “Cowboys cut Dan Connor”
  1. kepickle says: Mar 11, 2013 1:57 PM

    let hime Return to the Panthers we need a backup

  2. mjzaky says: Mar 11, 2013 2:05 PM

    Giants- go.

  3. powayslugger says: Mar 11, 2013 2:07 PM

    Now if it were Jon Connor he would have been terminated!

  4. cowboysallday says: Mar 11, 2013 2:12 PM

    I coulda sworn we cut him already

  5. ccjcsr says: Mar 11, 2013 2:48 PM

    Progress stopper!

  6. mrlaloosh says: Mar 11, 2013 3:08 PM

    NOLA bound.

  7. kev86 says: Mar 11, 2013 3:09 PM

    Another vet bites the dust. that’s some deal the players bargained for. Owners are laughing while GM’s are scrambing. Capologists are cranky these days.

  8. ytownjoe says: Mar 11, 2013 3:34 PM

    Browns are switching to a 3-4. Looking for linebackers. Maybe Conner finds part time work in Cleveland?

  9. blackandbluedivision says: Mar 11, 2013 3:58 PM

    Bears!!

  10. blancodiablo says: Mar 11, 2013 4:25 PM

    Jags wanted him in the 09 draft. Now we have a new owner, GM and coach. Nevermind.

  11. woodrree7 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:37 PM

    what in the HELL is a Nola? its called English….. try speaking it!

  12. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Mar 11, 2013 7:07 PM

    “Since he was in the final year of his contract, the move creates at least $3 million in cap space.” Uhmm, no. It creates at MOST $3M in cap space; less if he had a signing bonus with the cap hit spread out over his contract.

  13. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Mar 11, 2013 9:34 PM

    Connor was weak in pass coverage and this move may be have been done to get them in position to make a play for someone in free agency this week.

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