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NFL Releases Franchise Tag Numbers; Cowboys Have Big Decisions Ahead

NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that the franchise tag numbers for 2013 have been tentatively set. The Dallas Cowboys have a number of different players entering free agency and will need to make some major roster decisions in the off-season. Here are the numbers for each position (in millions):

Dec 16, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) is hit as he throws by Dallas Cowboys linebacker Anthony Spencer (93) during the second half at Cowboys Stadium. The Cowboys won 27-24 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

CB: $10.668
DE: $10.984
DT: $8.306
K/P: $2.926
LB: $9.455
OL: $9.660
QB: $14.642
RB: $8.079
S: $6.798
TE: $5.962
WR: $10.357

And here is a list of the Cowboys’ Free Agents for 2013:

RB Felix Jones, WR Kevin Ogletree, TE John Phillips, P Brian Moorman, OG Derrick Dockery, DL Kenyon Coleman, DL L.P. Ladouceur, DL Brian Schaefering, LB Victor Butler, LB Brady Poppinga, LB Ernie Sims, LB Anthony Spencer, CB Mike Jenkins, CB Sterling Moore, SS Danny McCray (Restricted), SS Charlie Peprah, and FS Eric Frampton.

Who do you think deserves to be re-signed, released and which, if any, deserves the franchise tag? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

Topics: Anthony Spencer, Dallas Cowboys, Franchise Tag, Free Agency

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  • BensonH

    I wouldn’t keep anyone. Maybe Spencer, but he’s been in the league how many years and he decided to finally show up for a year? Mike Jenkins hasn’t panned out, Felix Jones isn’t worth keeping and Kevin Ogletree is about a 4th receiver on most NFL teams. The Cowboys have a ton of holes and injuries were a big factor this season. They need some OL help, some safety help (still!!!) and more linebackers.

  • Mike G

    Spencer was our best defensive player all year, but he’s a risk since he was playing for a contract. Maybe he’s matured? Long-snapper L.P. needs to be signed. I’d keep Frampton around for the right price. Jankins and Felix were 1st round busts. Ogletree can easily be replaced. I’d keep Sims –LB, and get rid of Connor (he’s okay, but we can do as good for much cheaper).

  • Fish

    Ladouceur and Spencer. Also maybe Phillips and Moorman. The rest bye, bye. The entire coaching staff should be gone also. Offensive schemes and plays are awful and the defense had no plan to stop the option. Horribly coached.

  • Juanito Juanito

    if spencer will be franchised he will recive money like def. end or lb ?

  • californy

    what you people didnt see the salary are actually coming down, the top 3 QB way make more than that money on that list, Romo in his last year will make 16.25 million for next year, and Free will make 11.25 and DWare will make about 13 million for next year

  • californy

    I like Spencer but he is 29 years old, he in danger of being a future Cap hit on a long contract. DWare, Ratliff and Miles will be cap hit for the boys also in the future

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