Cowboys will likely stay quiet in free agency

Nick Eatman of has indicated that he’s not expecting the Cowboys to make many moves once free agency opens up next month.

Eatman points to the fact that the Cowboys loaded up during last offseason’s free agency period.

The fax machines were blowing up with contract offers here at Valley Ranch. The Cowboys got Brandon Carr andKyle Orton, followed by Nate Livings and Dan Connor. From a free agency standpoint, the Cowboys were one of most aggressive teams last year and jumped right in the mix early.

Eatman believes the only splash the Cowboys have a chance at making is re-signing Anthony Spencer.

If anything, the biggest splash the Cowboys could make is to re-sign Anthony Spencer, who is coming off a Pro Bowl season and should warrant something in the neighborhood of $10-12 million per season. Remember when everyone went nuts at the $8.8 million franchise tag Spencer got last year? It’s going to take a lot more now to retain him.

He doesn’t believe the Cowboys will be able to keep Spencer with them being $20 million over the salary cap right now.

Personally, I don’t think the Cowboys will keep Spencer next year because I think he’s going to test the market first and there will be some big-time money out there for him. Surely the Cowboys want him back and I bet he wouldn’t mind staying here. But the second contract is the biggest contract of a player’s career. He’s got to take the best deal for him and I’m guessing it’ll probably be somewhere else.



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