After more than a week of reports stating that the Dallas Cowboys want veteran back-up linebacker Dan Connor to take a pay-cut--that meaning that if he doesn’t, he’ll be given his walking papers--the Dallas Morning News reports that the team has begun talks with Connor’s camp about a deal that would be more cap-friendly for Dallas.
Currently, the former Panther will cost Dallas $4.35 million against the NFL’s $123 million cap. He played in 14 games and started eight in 2012, after signing a two-year deal with the team in the offseason, and made 56 tackles.
As Rainer Sabin of the Morning News points out, Connor has a great deal of experience playing in the 4-3, meaning he could help ease the team’s transition from Rob Ryan’s 3-4 system.
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