Mickey Spags takes on an issue near and dear to my heart, the release of Marco Rivera. Mick was asked what kind of cap hit we would take if we released the veteran guard.
It looks like we'll have to wait until June 1st for official word on Rivera's future status with the Cowboys. But free agency and the draft might give us a pretty good hint on the Cowboys' thinking.
For the record, we have six players who are still scheduled to become unrestricted free agents. Marc Colombo is the next in line; the Cowboys are expected to intensify their talks with Colombo now that Andre Gurode is signed. The others are: Al Johnson, Al Singleton, Martin Gramatica, Kenyon Coleman, and Tony Parrish.
Don't forget, Patrick Crayton and Mat McBriar are restricted free agents who we have to get signed. The other RFA's are Jacques Reeves, Nate Jones, Ryan Fowler, Lousaka Polite, Junior Glymph, and Brett Pierce. Currently, the Cowboys have around $20 million of cap room.