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  1. Cowboys have $8.5 million in cap space

    Calvin Watkins

    As we enter a dead period of the offseason, we present some financial numbers that might interest you before training camp. The Cowboys have roughly $8.5 million in salary-cap space. That's enough money to fit in a new contract for a free-agent l...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  2. Orlando Scandrick becomes the leader

    Calvin Watkins

    Orlando Scandrick has been one of the better cornerbacks on the Dallas Cowboys' roster the last few seasons. Morris Claiborne, the Cowboys' 2012 first-round pick, has been inconsistent. Brandon Carr, the veteran corner with the high-priced salary,...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  3. Cowboys make smart free-agent decisions

    Calvin Watkins

    The weekend signing of defensive end Anthony Spencer is the latest example of how the Cowboys are trying to upgrade their roster even though they have little salary-cap room. When the free-agency period started, the Cowboys were near the bottom of...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  4. Garrett: Ware is one of the best ever

    Calvin Watkins

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Cowboys made the difficult decision to let go of their franchise sack leader, DeMarcus Ware, two weeks ago. The Cowboys decided they couldn't afford the salary-cap hit ($16 million in 2014), and while coach Jason Garrett called W...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  5. Dallas Cowboys file grievance against Jeremiah Ratliff

    Calvin Watkins

    The Dallas Cowboys have filed a grievance against defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2014
  6. Will Tony Romo suffer same fate as Ware?

    Calvin Watkins

    One of the biggest reasons the Dallas Cowboys moved on from defensive end DeMarcus Ware was money. The team just didn't want to devote $16 million of salary-cap space to a player coming off a six-sack season whose body was beginning to break down. ...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  7. Cowboys have interest in DE Robert Ayers

    Calvin Watkins

    While the Dallas Cowboys haven't scheduled any visits yet with prospective free agents, the team is interested in defensive end Robert Ayers. The Cowboys are in need of replacing defensive end DeMarcus Ware, who was released on Tuesday in a salary...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  8. Defensive tackle Melton may visit Cowboys

    Calvin Watkins

    The Dallas Cowboys have an interest in free-agent defensive tackle Henry Melton. A source said the Cowboys, after creating $7.4 million in salary-cap space by releasing DeMarcus Ware on Tuesday, would potentially bring Melton to Valley Ranch for a vi...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  9. Cowboys' free agents by the numbers

    Calvin Watkins

    Here's a quick look at the Cowboys entering free agency today by the numbers. How much salary cap space? The Cowboys have $1.1 million worth of space available, lowest in the NFL. This could increase if the team restructures, releases or gets DeMa...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  10. Higher cap helps some veteran players

    Calvin Watkins

    Before the NFL increased the salary cap from $123 million to $133 million, the Cowboys were nearly $25 million over it. The increase allows the Cowboys to possibly save some the jobs of some veteran players. Backup center Phil Costa turned down...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  11. Rebuilding plan starts with DeMarcus Ware

    Calvin Watkins

    The Dallas Cowboys have a chance to start over. It's not an ideal situation, but in the big picture, this is the perfect time. The Cowboys are talking with Pat Dye, the agent for defensive end DeMarcus Ware, about a reduction in salary. Ware...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  12. The Cowboys' last pay cut worked out

    Calvin Watkins

    If you're wondering just what it means to a team's salary cap when a player takes a pay cut, let's review what the Cowboys did with Doug Free last year. Free, the starting right tackle, was coming off a disappointing 2012 season. He was schedul...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  13. Cap space won't create enough room

    Calvin Watkins

    The Dallas Cowboys will get under the $133 million salary cap by March 11 -- which isn't a big deal because every NFL team gets under the cap. The restructured contracts of Tony Romo, Sean Lee and Orlando Scandrick and releasing a few other player...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  14. Dallas Cowboys salary cap primer

    Calvin Watkins

    The NFL's salary cap for 2014 will be $133 million. It's a $10 million increase from 2013. So what does this mean for the Dallas Cowboys? The Cowboys were projected at $20-25 million over the salary cap before it was established at $133 mil...

    Blog | March 01, 2014
  15. Cowboys should keep DeMarcus Ware

    Calvin Watkins

    One more chance. The Cowboys' biggest offseason decision concerns defensive end DeMarcus Ware. The team can't afford to have Ware count $16 million on their salary cap, which is stretched as it is. His base salary of $12.2 million is too much. ...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  16. Jerry Jones makes no guarantees on DeMarcus Ware's future with Da...

    Calvin Watkins

    Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones hinted star defensive end DeMarcus Ware could be a salary cap casualty.

    Story | Conversation | February 24, 2014