The Cowboys spent plenty of time yesterday restructuring some of their players contracts in order get above the cap. They also cut last years free agent acquisition, Dan Connor, who only spent one season with the Cowboys. Connor competed against Bruce Carter for a starting role in Rob Ryans defense, but didn’t make the cut due to his lack of talent. Many players restructured their deals to allow the Cowboys to get above the cap and free up space for Anthony Spencer who was marked with a very pricy franchise tag.
Jerry Jones hasn’t done enough to show he will have a significant impact in the free agency market. If Jones decides to take a shot at any of the free agents rest assure that he will find a way to succeed. Jerry Jones has made some questionable signings in the past but one questionable move he has made recently is placing a 10 million dollar franchise tag on Anthony Spencer. Spencer is too undersized to play in Monte Kiifen’s 4-3 defense, therefore he is not worth anywhere near 10 million dollars.
Despite Spencer’s success last season Jerry Jones should have allowed him to go into free agency, this would have allowed the Cowboys to pursue a free agent like Dwight Freeney or Osi Umenyiora. Freeney or Umenyiora would have made a better fit in Monte Kiffen’s 4-3 defense. Instead of having more options, the Cowboys are now very restricted in cap space and possibly won’t make any big moves or significant ones that is.
In other news, there have been reports that Dallas has shown some interest in wide receiver Josh Cribbs. Yet, if Jerry Jones does get Cribbs signed is he really a legitimate receiving option or would he just be used to bolster the kick return team? In reality the guy only had 6 catches for 54 yards and no touchdowns throughout the 2012 season. I Cleavland he really didn’t have a good quarterback to throw him the ball so maybe he would be a better fit in Dallas with Tony Romo throwing him the ball as oppose to Colt McCoy or Brandon Weeden.
All in all, don’t expect any big moves from the Cowboys this season they have too little cap space to sign a top free agent in this years free agent market. In addition last year they got to splurge a little but not even that helped them get to the playoffs. Maybe this year they’ll just sit back and watch while other teams pay insane amounts of money for good players.