Latest Cowboys Rumor Contradicts Jerry Jones' Big Promise

Cowboys fans will be disappointed in Jerry Jones' free agency plans.

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Ever since Dallas Cowboys owner and president Jerry Jones said that the team is going "all-in in 2024", fans have been expecting fireworks in free agency. The consensus was that the Cowboys, who have had a longer-term vision in previous offseasons, would finally not hesitate to bet it all for a single season.

Unfortunately, Cowboys fans may have to wait a little longer for that.

According to Michael Gehlken of Dallas Morning News, who has been in Indianapolis at the NFL Scouting Combine this past week, the Cowboys are unlikely to be "big spenders" in free agency.

"Despite a leap in the NFL’s salary cap in 2024, the sense surrounding the club is the Cowboys won’t at all be big spenders when the negotiation window opens March 11 and free agency formally launches March 13."

Michael Gehlken, Dallas Morning News

The Cowboys had to pull off a series of cap-saving moves and cuts ahead of free agency to be active on the market. They are financially limited as they are over $10 million over the salary cap as of now.

However, Cowboys fans were hopeful that these moves would be incoming because of Jerry Jones' statements. Instead, all they have been hearing are reports of losing key starters like Tyron Smith and Tyler Biadasz, while re-signing underwhelming ones like Tony Pollard.

Gehlken says that the Cowboys don't want to kick the can down the road by creating cap space now in exchange for future dead money as they prepare for extensions for Dak Prescott, CeeDee Lamb, and Micah Parsons.

Even though this makes long-term financial sense, it is certainly not what Cowboys fans were promised.

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