Cowboys’ Jeremy Mincey Holding Out

Cowboys defensive end Jeremy Mincey is not reporting to training camp, Ian Rapoport of tweets. The two sides have been working on an extension since February but they have apparently hit an impasse serious enough for Mincey to hold out.

Mincey, who started all 16 games in 2014, is due to earn $1.5MM this season. The 31-year-old racked up 46 total tackles last season along with six sacks, two forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries. That showing marked one of his best seasons to date, though he just barely missed the number of snaps needed to trigger his $500K escalator clause.

Although he started every game for the Jaguars in 2011 and 2012, recording 11 total sacks, Mincey returned to a reserve role in 2013 for Jacksonville and Denver. That offseason, he signed a modest two-year, $4.5MM deal with $2MM in guaranteed money. The former sixth-round pick was expected to fill a bench role for Dallas last year, but he did much more and is looking to be compensated accordingly.

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