Durant is still in play, if someone else wants him

AP

It was strange, to say the least, to see that the Cowboys had struck a deal with a free agent whom they don’t have the cap space to sign.

But that’s what happened Tuesday, with the news that linebacker Justin Durant will eventually sign a contract with the Cowboys, once the Cowboys clear enough cap space to absorb Durant’s deal.

Until then, Durant remains a free agent.  Any other team that wants to sign him can try.  And if a team offers more money than the Cowboys have ponied up, maybe Durant will walk away.

The Cowboys surely would be upset if Durant reneges.  But they’d have no right to be.  Basically, they’re trying to expand their salary cap by squatting on Durant at a time when they have barely $100,000 left to spend.  If they want to nail him down to an enforceable contract, they need to create the cap space.

This gives even more leverage to the players whose deals Dallas is trying to extend.  Whether it’s defensive end Anthony Spencer or quarterback Tony Romo or someone else, the Cowboys now have added urgency to create cap space, given the possibility that Durant will move on.

10 responses to “Durant is still in play, if someone else wants him

  1. Looking for something to write today slow day we get it… But Durant Seems like a down to earth Loyal kinda guy going off his words to Detroit fans so I doubt he would do that although money does talk no one has approached him before Dallas did So no reason for Cowboys fans to read much into this Article!!!

  2. Sounds like giving out football scholarships in the SEC–“You’re committed to us, we’re not so committed to you. We reserve the right to toss you out without even a ‘thank you for coming’, but don’t you even THINK of going elsewhere.”

  3. So because the cowboys signed him this signing sucks. If he were signed by the giants this would be another great signing by Jerry the brain Reese. Either way good sign by the cowboys

  4. Money talks BS walks, no reason why they can’t clear up some cap space. Get Spencer and Romo’s agent on the phone and get it done!

  5. Hartcarl so how is it that the number one of the top money making teams is run so horribly. You sir are an idiot who knows absolutely nothing about sports business do you. See for owners it’s not about championships it’s about making money and Dallas sir make money more money than you will ever know. Even in a time ie the last 17 years of lionesque football Dallas is the most talked about team durring the season durring the offseason so next time you make an ignorant statement like that ou had better know your facts child

  6. It’s kinda odd that this info was released. If it was done with the idea that they create space today and sign him why not wait….could be a play by his agent just to see what’s out there? It’s just kinda wierd.

  7. paulsmith107 says:Mar 27, 2013 10:47 AM

    Hartcarl so how is it that the number one of the top money making teams is run so horribly. You sir are an idiot who knows absolutely nothing about sports business do you. See for owners it’s not about championships it’s about making money and Dallas sir make money more money than you will ever know. Even in a time ie the last 17 years of lionesque football Dallas is the most talked about team durring the season durring the offseason so next time you make an ignorant statement like that ou had better know your facts child

    You nust be a Dallas fan. NFL team writing IOU’s
    to free agents. That’s y they’re a 7-9 team 8-8 at best. Every year it’s Dallas this or Dallas that. Funny how u talk about the past instead of the now. You must be as historian.

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