The Dallas Cowboys have just begun meeting to discuss player personnel as it pertains to the league salary cap and, as Jason Garrett acknowledged in his very windy press conference on Wednesday, the team is up against some big decisions here over the next month.
“The salary cap is tight around the league and it’s tight here in Dallas,” Garrett said, per ESPN Dallas, “so we have to make some decisions. We’ve spent the last couple of days here talking about our personnel. We’ve got to make some good decisions with our personnel and how we think we can help our team with guys who are available free agents. Obviously we also have an opportunity to help ourselves in the draft, so we have to put all of this together.
“We’ve just started the discussions, and those decisions will be critical for our success.”
The most pressing questions involve quarterback Tony Romo, whose contract ends after 2013 and who may soon get extended, and Anthony Spencer, who is set to become a free agent in March. Spencer played last season under the franchise tag.
As it is every year, a good deal of the decisions made will involve restructuring existing contracts, such as that of cornerback Brandon Carr, who signed a five-year, $50 million deal with the team last offseason.
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