Free agency talk has been at a boil in Dallas basically since the Cowboys were eliminated from the playoffs in Green Bay. But as the team begins to assess where they are and where they want to go in free agency, they don’t even know exactly what the salary cap will be. The NFL has yet to announce the hard cap for 2015.
Obviously, this limits what they can do to some degree.
“We’re having different conversations with different guys. With the bigger ones, we’re trying to get our hands around just what we can do,” Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones told the team’s website. “We still don’t have a hard salary cap from the league yet. That makes a small difference in terms of what you have.”
The Cowboys have already signed starting left guard Ronald Leary and backup tackle Darrion Weems this week. But when it comes to the bigger names and bigger contracts--like Dez Bryant and DeMarco Murray, say--it’s a little more difficult to work without an exact idea about the cap.
“I think the smaller ones we can sign,” Jones said. “I think we’re making progress on some, we’ll see.”
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