The calendar reads June 2nd which means one thing for certain NFL fans, money.
Handfuls of players that were released earlier this offseason by various clubs were designated post-June 1st cuts. As we are now past that point, salary cap space from those players is now available.
The Cowboys applied this distinction to longtime cornerback Orlando Scandrick when they released him. They have now received $3M in salary cap space as a result.
Over The Cap had the Cowboys listed at $9.1M in salary cap space on Friday, giving them now approximately $12M to work with entering the summer months.
All of the team’s rookies are signed, so there aren’t any i’s to be dotted or t’s to be crossed in that regard. We’ve seen the Cowboys in similar (ish) situations in years past, they haven’t exactly made a splashy move with available cap space.
It’s nice to have emergency money to use should the need arise, but for now it’s just money in the bank. There are worse problems to have.