• 'Efficient' Cowboys eye Bryant, Smith deals

    Summary of 4 articles · Updated Feb 20, 2014
    Wasn’t efficient, I can tell you that.” That does not mean the Cowboys won't be able to to re-sign wide receiver Dez Bryant and left tackle Tyron Smith to big deals. “But hopefully we will be efficient,” Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones. Given the lack of salary-cap space, the Cowboys could use the option on Smith and extend Bryant with a five-year or six-year deal. The Cowboys could use the franchise tag on either player if necessary. “To be candid with you, when our season started if you told me that we were going to get the production we got out of [ DeMarcus] Ware because of some injury issues, and we were not going to get [ Anthony] Spencer at all and not going to get [ Jay] Ratliff at all, then I might’ve been concerned and said, ‘We might have a hard time getting to 8-8.’ Now is that our issue because of Spencer’s age or Ware’s age or Ratliff’s age? How much of that is on us? I don’t know, but first of all when you have that kind of money sitting on the sideline of a salary cap and you’ve got a $20 million quarterback then if you might’ve told me if we would go 8-8, I might say, ‘Well, we did all right to survive that,’ because that’s a lot of cap money on the sideline that never played.
    Source: ESPN.com
    • No contract talks for Bryant, Smith

      The Cowboys want to extend the contracts of wide receiver Dez Bryant and left tackle Tyron Smith, who are both coming off Pro Bowl seasons, but talks haven't occurred yet. Bryant enters the final year of his contract and has said he wants to remain with…
      Source: ESPN.com
  • Stephen Jones on Dallas Cowboys’ plans for free agency: ‘Hopefully we will be efficient’

    INDIANAPOLIS — Even though the NFL salary cap is projected to be higher than it was last year, the Cowboys don’t figure to be aggressive in free agency because of limited space available on its payroll. “But hopefully we will be efficient,” Cowboys exec…
  • Stephen Jones with interesting look at 2013

    INDIANAPOLIS – Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones knows 8-8 is not good enough. But as he looks back at the Cowboys’ 8-8 finish in 2013, the view is slightly different. When asked what the Cowboys have to do to get out of their .500 w…
    Source: ESPN.com

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