Getting $20 million off the books just gets the Cowboys in compliance with the NFL, but they’d prefer a little more so they can be somewhat active in free agency.
To get there, the Cowboys will have to restructure a few contracts, give
Players such as
But there could be more players getting waived for financial reasons. Safety
It’s not like the Cowboys will save a ton of money by cutting Sensabaugh – about $1.4 million off the cap in 2013. However, Sensabaugh does have about $3 million in guaranteed base salary this year that the Cowboys will likely want to avoid. That salary is guaranteed if he’s on the roster March 12.
But if the Cowboys are thinking of letting go Sensabaugh, it might speak to the fact they aren’t 100 percent pleased with his play.
Last season, Sensabaugh was solid, starting 15 games. But he had no interceptions and ranked ninth in the team with 62 tackles.
This weekend, owner Jerry Jones said switching to a 4-3 defense under Monte Kiffin will “make the safeties better.” Jones alluded to the fact the Cowboys could possibly go on the cheap side at safety, knowing that Kiffin’s scheme won’t ask them to have true playmakers at safety.
Earlier this weekend, VP/director of player personnel Stephen Jones said safety was arguably the biggest area of need this offseason.
He clarified that statement Monday morning.
“It’s not like we don’t have two people we think can start for us in
Church coming off an Achilles injury, although he did sign a three-year extension.