Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones wants to be clear that the team’s conservative approach to free agency this offseason is merely a matter of circumstance--namely, their being up against the salary cap--and not a sign that he has changed the way he does business.
"In my life, in my career, I've had many times when I could be more aggressive because of the financial shape that I was in and times I had to be pretty conservative because of the financial shape I was in," Jones said, per ESPN Dallas. "That's the art of the deal is to make the adjustments. Now, you would say wouldn't it be better to get ahead of it and not have to make adjustments. The one who can look in that crystal ball, I want to meet, whether it be managing our salary cap or just business in general."
Dallas has added defensive line help in the form of defensive end Jeremy Mincey and defensive tackles Terrell McClain and Henry Melton. Melton comes with the largest price tag, potentially, but his deal is loaded with performance and playing time incentives.
On the other hand, the team cut defensive end DeMarcus Ware and receiver Miles Austin, and let defensive tackle Jason Hatcher walk in free agency.
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