Looking ahead: Dallas Cowboys free agents

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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?

LB Victor Butler

CB Michael Coe

DE Kenyon Coleman

C Phil Costa

OL Derrick Dockery

S Eric Frampton

CB Mike Jenkins

RB Felix Jones

ST/LS L.P. Ladouceur

S Danny McCray

P Brian Moorman

WR Kevin Ogletree

S Charlie Peprah

TE John Phillips

LB Brady Poppinga

DL Brian Schaefering

LB Ernie Sims

LB Anthony Spencer


Dallas Cowboys Injury Report


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.

LB Alex Albright (knee)*

WR Dez Bryant (finger)*

DL Jason Hatcher (thigh)*

RB DeMarco Murray (foot)*

RB Felix Jones (knee)*

NT Jay Ratliff (groin)!

LB Ernie Sims (concussion)*

LB Victor Butler (groin) LP

LB Bradie Poppinga (NIR)

DL Rob Callaway (NIR)

*-Full Practice

LP-Limited practice

!-Did not practice

NIR-Non injury related

Happy Birthday Victor Butler


Dallas Cowboys (2009–present)

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.

Career Statistics

Tackles 62
Sacks 8.0
Forced fumbles 2

OTA Report


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.

*DE Jason Hatcher was  active as well. He had a would-be sack of Tony Romo after slipping by LT Tyron Smith. He and Butler gave the offense real fits.

*Center Phil Costa rolled back a shotgun snap to Romo, which led to an Anthony Spencer sack and/or fumble recovery if it were a real game.


For more of Todd Archer’s OTA report click here.