Sources continue to tell me that there have been no true Cowboys negotiations with Winston beyond “touching base’’ with his agent in anticipation of Dallas possibly having an opening.
Borrowing a page from their archrivals the New York Giants, a cap-strapped team that recently restructured the contract of veteran offensive lineman David Diehl, the Cowboys have reportedly asked starting right tackle Doug Free to take a similar pay cut.
Marcus Spears, a Dallas Cowboys first-round draft pick in 2005, announced on Twitter on Wednesday that he’s being cut by the team.
The activation of a cap-relief clause in DeMarcus Ware’s contract is a done deal, according to Dallas Cowboys sources.
The Cowboys are nearly $20 million over the cap, which comes at a time when they are still facing a $5-mllion cap penalty from the NFL from a year ago.
Averaging 78.7 yards rushing per game — just 3.5 yards a carry — the Cowboys are on pace for their worst rushing season since the very first year of the franchise in 1960.
Free, who has four false starts and two holding calls, said Wednesday that he definitely hasn’t played up to his potential and needs to keep working at it. He had four penalties in the last game.
The Cowboys revamped their offensive line during the offseason. The problem is they never all played together in the preseason. But they will, for the first time, on Wednesday.
Doug Free will play right tackle and Tyron Smith will play on the left side. This switch will take place as soon as the players return to camp.
Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman Kyle Kosier moved from left guard to right guard for now, while Montrae Holland is out with back stiffness.
Doug Free and Kyle Kosier took part in the team’s rescheduled practice only hours after NFL players ratified the collective bargaining agreement.
The Dallas Cowboys have checked off the top item on their offseason to-do list by retaining left tackle Doug Free with $32 million over four years.