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Salary cap in 2014? Also, no chance team extends Spencer.


I read in an article by John Clayton that in 2014 as it currently stands we will be 20 million over the cap... and that got me worried. Are than any cap experts around that could explain the situation and make me feel better? I know guys like Nate Livings, Sensabaugh, and Marcus Spears have backloaded contracts and will probably be cut by then to save space, but will that be enough? We have big time players who will need extensions soon and I don't want to see this team fall apart, because I think we finally have a good mix of talent and attitude with the current guys on the roster. I trust in Stephen Jones to always have us in a good cap situation while also acquiring talent, but that article by Clayton has me really worried. In fact, here is the post, it was from ESPN Dallas:

http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas/cowboys/post/_/id/4693507/john-clayton-tony-romo-will-stick-around

Also, I wanted to talk a bit about Spencer's future hear because we were discussing Kyle Wilbur in another post.... Spencer has no chance to be extended. It's no because I don't like Spencer, in fact I think he is a very good player who gets way to much hate. A team can easily win a superbowl with Anthony Spencer in the starting line up. The problem isn't his play, it's his age, and our cap situation along with the guys we will need to extend soon. Spencer is already 28, so he will be 29 next season. It makes literally no sense to extend him to a 7+ million dollar deal, and we really couldn't anyway. Even if he has 15 sacks next year, we just can't. Romo, Sean Lee, Dez, and Tyron Smith will all be commanding big extensions in the coming years, and that doesn't even include guys like Lissemore, Bruce Carter, and DeMarco Murray. Rookie contracts are shorter now, and if that 20 million over the cap thing is true in 2014, there is simply no room to extend Spencer, no matter how good he is. We need the money for other guys who are younger and/or more important, and this is coming from a spencer supporter.

Just my two cents, comments are appreciated especially about the cap situation. Thanks.

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