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Stephen Jones: Cowboys will be cap tight again

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The Cowboys are done paying the penalty for circumventing the salary cap, but all the other moves they made to work around that problem have left them tight again.

Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said they were nearly $25 million over the projected spending limit, forcing them to make moves before March, and limiting them thereafter.

“It’s still tight,” Jones said, via Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com. “I think we always manage through it, but we’re still in a tight situation after coming off the penalties and the things like that. We’re still up against it.”

With potential big money deals on the horizon for free agent defensive tackle Jason Hatcher and defensive end Anthony Spencer, some guys will walk away.

They have some players with big cap numbers they can restructure to make room, and could cut some players such as wide receiver Miles Austin.

But that will add to future caps, keeping them from doing much to the core of a perpetual 8-8 team.

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7 Responses to “Stephen Jones: Cowboys will be cap tight again”
  1. fair2bfare says: Jan 23, 2014 7:33 AM

    Great job Jerry!

  2. kst2074 says: Jan 23, 2014 8:22 AM

    Good, the Skins will win this division

  3. midtec2005 says: Jan 23, 2014 8:23 AM

    Oh sorry, not the worse, Matt Millen (spelling?) happened.

  4. joemontanawasthegreatest says: Jan 23, 2014 8:39 AM

    You would Jerry would have learned something from Jimmy and Parcells. Build through the draft!

  5. ericn42000 says: Jan 23, 2014 8:51 AM

    And cut miles he fell of the wagon 3 years ago

  6. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Jan 23, 2014 11:04 AM

    If the Cowboys had a qualified GM they could have drafted potential replacements for some of their big money players, but Jerry loves to micromanage.

  7. axespray says: Jan 23, 2014 3:47 PM

    And Yet we have Packer fans whining and bad mouthing Thompson for not throwing away cash at the Brandon Carrs of the world.

    The Cowboy’s cap situation is where we’d be w/o draft and develop.

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