The Dallas Cowboys did just enough maneuvering, without giving quarterback Tony Romo a new deal, to slide under the salary cap before Tuesday’s league deadline. But they’re not exactly sitting pretty as the wheels begin turning in free agency.
Dallas is just $175,000 under the cap, meaning they can do nothing in free agency. And if it stays this way, they’ll have a pretty tough time sounding draft picks.
According to former Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells, the financial structure of the team--with a handful of players representing the vast majority of the payroll--is such that these issues aren’t going to go away anytime soon.
“You need that linchpin, that lead singer but you need some guys in the choir, too,” Parcells said in loose reference to quarterback (and highest-paid Cowboy) Tony Romo, per the Dallas Morning News. “You need guys playing the instruments as well. And if you got 43 of them making 20 percent of the money, I think there’s a problem down the road.”
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