After cleaning house last year in order to get under the cap, a sweeping movement that saw the departure of big name veterans like Marion Barber, Leonard Davis, Andre Gurode and Roy Williams, the Dallas Cowboys believe they’re in good position to make some moves in free agency, something they really didn’t (and weren’t in the position to) do last year.
Speaking from the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama this week, owner and general manager Jerry Jones wouldn’t discuss specifics in terms of the team’s approach to the offseason, as it could weaken their positioning in future negotiations; but, he said, the Cowboys intend to use the cap space at their disposal.
"We've done an outstanding job. I give Stephen [Jones] a lot of credit. We thought this would be Armageddon for us this year and we were able to do some things last year with the cap that really puts us and gives us some viability,” Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. “Stephen and a lot of the crew he works with regarding the cap, regarding the contracts and all of that, has given us a chance to have some room to improve this team this year and we will use it. It's very important that we are highly competitive this year."
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