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Cowboys Sneak Under Salary Cap by Less Than $200K

Dallas doesn't have much wiggle room as free agency begins

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Cowboys Sneak Under Salary Cap by Less Than $200K

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The Dallas Cowboys managed to get under the salary cap before the deadline Tuesday, but they don’t exactly have much wiggle room--or any, really. As of now in fact, they won’t be able to make any moves at all until more financial maneuvering is done.

According to Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas, as of today, the Cowboys are just $175,000 south of the salary cap--a relatively tiny number. If it were to stay this way, Dallas would be precluded from landing any free agents or signing their draft picks come next month.

The NFL’s cap for 2013 is set at $123 million, but due to the league-mandated cap hit--handed down as punishment for the team front-loading contracts during the uncapped, 2010 season--and a carryover of last year’s cap penalty, Dallas is working under a ceiling of $120 million.

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