The Dallas Cowboys aren’t always known for making the smartest moves in the NFL but in the past few days the Cowboys have been doing things right. I understand they don’t have the money to dip their toe in free agency and honestly I don’t see many impact players there anyway so the Cowboys aren’t missing much.
Last week the Cowboys cut loose veteran Gerald Sensabuagh because he didn’t make enough plays for the team’s liking and today they released a defensive lineman for the same reason. Marcus Spears, whose name will always be synonymous with DeMarcus Ware, was released by the Cowboys, shaving $2 million of their salary cap. However, the cut was designated as a June 1 cut and the Cowboys won’t get the cap relief until then so they still don’t have much cap space.
Spears, now 30-years old, was a nice role player for the Cowboys but he rarely made any big plays. He had just 10 sacks in his career with Dallas and never had the impact the team thought he would. Spears’ release couldn’t have been a shock since he wasn’t a good fit for the Cowboys in their new 4-3 alignment and they need to get younger and add play makers along their defensive line.
Releasing Spears does hurt the Cowboys depth along their defensive line and it increases the odds that they’ll address the position in the draft, which is deep in talent. It’s a smart move by the team because they need more play makers in the field and Spears wasn’t that type of player.
The Cowboys are making smart moves in order to put a better team on the field in 2013 and it continued today with the release of Marcus Spears.
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