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Cowboys to part ways with Marcus Spears

Jason Hatcher, Marcus Spears AP

One of the strange parts of this offseason has been watching the Cowboys and Redskins watch from the sidelines, because of the salary cap penalties the league dropped on them.

Now, the Cowboys have dropped one of their own for a little room.

According to Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com, the Cowboys have decided to release defensive end Marcus Spears.

The former first-rounder will be designated a post-June 1 cut, allowing them to spread the cap hit out. He clears around $2 million in room this year, though they don’t get credit for it until the summer. Realistically, that’s part of the cap room they’ll need to sign draft picks.

Spears was also vaguely extraneous with the Cowboys move to a 4-3, as he’s a natural defensive end in a 3-4.

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15 Responses to “Cowboys to part ways with Marcus Spears”
  1. navyeoddavee9 says: Mar 13, 2013 5:35 PM

    Would fit well, with the steelers

  2. nineroutsider says: Mar 13, 2013 5:46 PM

    He’s underwhelmed his entire career. Would be a nice backup to Justin Smith though on the cheap…

  3. onbucky96 says: Mar 13, 2013 5:47 PM

    Green Bay, please!

  4. richardf954 says: Mar 13, 2013 5:50 PM

    Go get him Niners

  5. mrlaloosh says: Mar 13, 2013 6:04 PM

    NOLA bound.

  6. doomsdaydefensetx says: Mar 13, 2013 6:43 PM

    I don’t know why Doug Free is still on the roster for the life of me…
    Looks like we’re going D line for the draft.

  7. blackngold4life says: Mar 13, 2013 6:54 PM

    Steelers..Ziggy Hood needa go or ne a backup

  8. phillyphannn83 says: Mar 13, 2013 7:05 PM

    Come to Philly and hand it to Dallas twice a year!!

  9. pjd2012 says: Mar 13, 2013 7:40 PM

    Why did they want till today? Why not before the FA started?

  10. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Mar 13, 2013 8:07 PM

    First rounder with 10 sacks in 9 years is a boderline bust pick. He wasn’t going to fit in the new 4-3 as a DE and he is 30. This move makes sense.

  11. rwhited2 says: Mar 13, 2013 8:24 PM

    Spears was still on the team???? Who knew?

  12. 4ever85 (aka Butch DeadLift) says: Mar 13, 2013 9:01 PM

    Cowboy and Skin fans must be sad right now during FA…kinda like watching everyone open an X-mas present and you get a $5 certificate to Arbys.

  13. abninf says: Mar 13, 2013 11:06 PM

    Mr. Jones is making all the correct moves. He’s going for a Superbowl run. With Coach Garrett’s intelligence and the leadership and HOF arm of Antonio Ramiro Romo, a 6th Lombardi (with no Asterisks Pittsburgh) will be brought back to Valley Ranch next year.

  14. metalup666 says: Mar 14, 2013 10:05 AM

    Phillyphannn83, what? Hand it to Dallas twice a year? Oh, you must mean this year (possibly) it couldn’t have been last year. Right?

  15. haterville says: Mar 14, 2013 8:17 PM

    the more important question no one is asking.. is how long is Romo gonna hold his team hostage.. by not redoing a contract to get salary cap dollars to spend.. is he gonna do a one done and jump ship next year??

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