14 Important Offseason Dates Every Cowboys Fan Should Know

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Dec 22, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr (39) celebrates in the final seconds of the fourth quarter against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. The Cowboys won 24-23. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

March 8 – Contact With Free Agents Allowed

Clubs are permitted to contact, and enter into contract negotiations with, the certified agents of players who will become Unrestricted Free Agents upon the expiration of their 2013 Player Contracts at 4:00 p.m. EST on March 11. However, a contract cannot be executed with a new club until Free Agency begins on March 11.

Cowboys Angle: Although not quite the start of the Free Agency signing frenzy, this is the time the rumors and hype get turned up to 11. For example, two years ago Brandon Carr and Kyle Orton visited the Cowboys as free agents during this period. Although both drew interest from multiple teams, they never left Dallas. Apparently, Jerry Jones’ private jet, his country-style sales pitch and a visit to AT&T Stadium are pretty good recruiting tools.

Unfortunately, with the Cowboys dire salary cap situation they might as well send a 1987 Yugo to pick them up after their commercial flight at DFW Airport this offseason. Looks like only bargain basement free agent deals in 2014 for the Cowboys.

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