The Cowboys may currently be listed as having nearly $11MM in cap space, but that doesn’t mean the team has as much breathing room as it may seem, writes Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com. As Archer observes, that figure doesn’t include the contracts of Dallas’ top two draft picks, it doesn’t take into account per-game roster bonuses for players like Henry Melton and Anthony Spencer, and it doesn’t include injury settlements for any players who get hurt during camp. Still, the Cowboys should have enough room to extend Tyron Smith and Dez Bryant if they choose to do so this year, since those deals could be structured in a way that doesn’t significantly impact this year’s cap hits.
Here’s more from around the NFC East:
- A federal court filing reveals that DeSean Jackson names former agent Drew Rosenhaus as the driving force behind an ill-fated 2011 holdout that didn’t result in a new deal, writes Rand Getlin of Yahoo! Sports. According to the legal filing, Jackson hired Rosenhaus in part because the agent assured the receiver he had “close ties to Eagles management” and could renegotiate a new contract before or during the 2010 season. The filing is the latest development in a financial dispute between Jackson and Rosenhaus over $500K+ that the agent paid the wideout to become and remain his client.
- The Cowboys made it clear how much they value probable starter J.J. Wilcox when they decided not to draft a safety until the seventh round, says Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News.
- In photo gallery form, the Dallas Morning News lists the five worst contracts on the Cowboys‘ cap, with Sean Lee‘s and Brandon Carr‘s deals leading the way.
- Paul Schwartz of the New York Post takes a look at how all the Giants‘ veteran newcomers are fitting in with their new team.