At a United Way event at AT&T Stadium on Friday night, Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones reiterated that it will likely be difficult but not impossible to bring back both DeMarco Murray and Dez Bryant, the team’s two biggest free agents going into the offseason, in 2015.
“That’s a big challenge,” Jones said. “You can’t have it all. But on the other hand, you can try to have it all. You have to make sure you’re making the right decisions on who gets the assets, which in this particular case, it’s the room under the salary cap.”
Earlier this offseason, Jones made clear that the team would do all they can to avoid handcuffing themselves with respect to the salary cap. This offseason marks the first in several years in which the team is in pretty good shape with respect to the cap going in, and Jones wants to keep it that way in years to come.
“You remember when that cap makes you poor and you wake up and have those days when you don’t have the money and don’t have the flexibility,” Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. “If you don’t, you need to sit there long enough to revisit that in your mind--how it was--and see if you make the right decisions.
“The point is, if you can revisit how you felt, that will make you a little more prudent about this cap when you have had a lot of years when you really paid the piper. And you are paying it at the time for a decision that you thought was helping you win a Super Bowl. But then you didn’t do it. It was gone. That dream was out the window and there you were paying the bills on it."
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