The Dallas Cowboys are officially out of the playoff picture now with the heart breaking loss to arch rival the Washington Redskins 28-18 at FedEx Field. This will be the third straight season that the Cowboys will miss the post season.
Next year the projected salary cap will be at $121 million for 2013 that would put the Dallas Cowboys $20 million over the cap with only 44 players under contract. The Cowboys front office can create some cap room by cutting a few players, restructuring contracts, and extending quarterback Tony Romo current contract.
Cowboys will have 18 free agents this season and with the current cap situation it will be difficult to keep most of the players and this list. The most noticeable free agent on the list is outside linebacker Anthony Spencer. Will the Cowboys be able to sign him or will they let him walk?
Dallas Cowboys Pro Bowl outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware has not practiced all week but is listed as probable on the Dallas Cowboys’ official injury report. He is dealing with a hyper extended right elbow and shoulder injuries.
Ware, will wear a brace on his right shoulder for Sunday’s pivotal game to keep the shoulder from popping out of place. Below is the current injury report.
Happy Birthday to Dallas Cowboys outside linebacker Victor Butler!
Victor Butler was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Oregon State.
Butler recorded his first two career sacks and caused a fumble recovered by Dallas against the Carolina Panthers on Sept 28 2009. On November 8, 2009, he sacked Donovan McNabb (then a Philadelphia Eagle) with a shoe string tackle to stop a critical Philadelphia drive.
Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com OTA report from Valley Ranch…
*WR Dwayne Harris has a good feel for the slot position. He’s not the fastest player but he can find holes and he did some nice work underneath catching a pass from QB Kyle Orton in team drills. But if Harris wants to lock up a spot, he’ll have to show he can catch punts. He misjudged one punt and dropped another that Kevin Ogletree scooped up for a fumble recovery.
Upset with what he felt was too much talking to the officials by both sides of the ball, Jason Garrett momentarily stopped the two-minute drill to tell the No. 1 offense and defense to stop complaining and play the game.
*LB Victor Butler got a lot of work in DeMarcus Ware‘s absence and he continues to put pressure on quarterbacks. I can see Rob Ryan putting together packages just to get Butler on the field more with Ware and Anthony Spencer. In one play, he lined up at nose tackle and brought pressure.