The Dallas Cowboys freed up $2 million in cap space this week, stemming from the release of veteran defensive end Marcus Spears. As ESPN Dallas' Calvin Watkins points out, Spears was designated as a post-June 1 cut, meaning that Dallas couldn’t see any of that money until the calendar turned over the weekend.
Between this move and the reworked deal of right tackle Doug Free--Free agreed to basically cut his base salary over the next two years in half in order to avoid chancing being cut by the team--the Cowboys have more than $5 million in cap space.
At the moment, we’d imagine Dallas’s top priorities are extending linebacker Sean Lee, whose rookie contract is set to expire at the end of the season, and getting a long-term deal with defensive end Anthony Spencer done.
As it stands, Spencer is set to play under the franchise tag for the second consecutive year.
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