Dallas Cowboys Insider
Defensive lineman Marcus Spears will be released by the Dallas Cowboys, a move that will save $2 million in cap space.
It was big news for the Cowboys, who have done nothing during the first two days of free agency.
Spears was set to make $2.7 million this year, $2 million of which was base salary. The Cowboys designated Spears as a June 1 release, which means they won’t see the cap savings until then.
The Cowboys can designate two players as June 1 releases. Rumors persist that tackle Doug Free might be the other June 1 designee for Dallas.
The only Cowboys-related news in free agency so far is that tight end John Phillips has signed a deal with San Diego. That moves James Hanna up the depth chart to No. 2 behind Jason Witten.
The Cowboys reportedly are less than $1 million under the salary cap and will be hard-pressed to make a move until they are able to secure some cap savings in the form of a contract extension with a veteran such as quarterback Tony Romo or defensive end Anthony Spencer.