JOEY ARNEL SAYSON
SANTA MONICA, CA
What does Jason Peters’ new contract mean for
David: Peters’ contract is set to pay him roughly $41 million over the next four years, which is about a $10 million per year salary. It’s a hefty deal, but it won’t make him the highest-paid tackle in the league – most likely because of Peters’ age (he’s 32) and his injury history. Smith is younger and is about to enter the prime of his career. I imagine he’ll probably want a bigger deal than that, as there are nine other tackles currently playing out larger contracts than Peters. It’ll be interesting to see how the negotiations play out.
Nick: I could see Smith getting something in that range. In the negotiations, Smith's camp would argue that he's better and younger than Peters and should warrant more down the line. The Cowboys will come back and mention Peters' Pro Bowls as a more established player. In the end I could see Smith getting something fairly similar to Peters, with a little more guaranteed money,
DEVILS LAKE, ND
We have been hearing a lot of speculation about
David:Spencer’s situation is a lot more comparable to
Nick: I don't think Spencer's situation is affected by anything other than his own knee injury. If he's able to come back this year, the Cowboys will probably be the team that pays him the most. Jerry Jones truly loves this guy and thinks the world of him. He's rehabbing the knee here in Dallas now with the team trainers and I would imagine they will work out a deal assuming he is ready to go by training camp or soon afterwards.