Cowboys cut LB Connor to get below cap
MAR 11, 2013 1:23p ET
The major focus at Valley Ranch is the extension of quarterback Tony Romo, which would offer huge relief from his $16.8 million cap impact – maybe cutting that in half. Dallas is also working on a long-term deal with defensive end Anthony Spencer, who was franchise-tagged last week.
Recently, the team cut safety Gerald Sensabaugh and restructured the contracts of DeMarcus Ware, Miles Austin, Brandon Carr, Jason Witten, Mackenzy Bernadeau and Ryan Cook. Doing so dropped them under the ceiling until they tagged Spencer.
The team will dip back under if it decides to submit new deals arranged for Mackenzy Bernadeau, Nate Livings and Jay Ratliff. Fullback Lawrence Vickers and defensive lineman Marcus Spears could also be cap casualties.