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    Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said the team could be quiet in free agency this offseason because of the potential for an uncapped season in 2010.

    Does that mean Dallas won’t pursue LB Ray Lewis, who is expected to soon hit the free-agent market?

    “It would surprise me to see a big splash,” Jones told the Dallas Morning News.

    The newspaper had more on the development:
    The NFL is entering the last year of the salary cap under the current collective bargaining agreement, so Jones is getting ready for 2010, when he believes there won’t be a cap.
    “That uncapped year has a lot of ramifications because it’s the initiation of no labor agreement at all,” Jones said Sunday during a break from the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis. “That has a real impact in what you want to do in an uncapped year.
    “You could burn your britches for the next five years if you’re not careful in an uncapped year.”
    While Jones doesn’t expect a cap in 2010, rules are in place to keep teams from spending wildly then, such as a limited ability to sign players for teams that make the playoffs in 2009.

    Lewis, the longtime anchor of the aggressive Baltimore Ravens defense, has expressed interest in playing for the Cowboys, according to Dallas LB DeMarcus Ware.

    “When we played Ray Lewis and Baltimore at the end of the season,” Ware told the Cowboys’ website, “he came over and pointed to my helmet. He said, ‘I want to wear this star on my helmet, that’s my dream … that’s my dream.’ When we got to the Pro Bowl, he did it again.”

    But after Jones’ latest statement, Lewis might not have the chance to live out that dream.
    http://blogs.nfl.com/2009/02/23/cowb...rsue-lb-lewis/


  • #2
    Just like they weren't gonna trade for a WR?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Yatta!
      Just like they weren't gonna trade for a WR?
      When were we not going to trade for a WR?

      We don't have enough money under the salary cap to support a push for Ray Lewis in FA as well as the 11 odd draft picks we will have this year. As well as signing D.Ware to a longterm contract.

      That was always going to be the problem with offering all those contract extensions last season. T.O's new contract which makes his cap figure for the coming year 9 MILL. Barber's new deal which was a gross overpayment. Flozell's new contract which saved money last year but will hurt us as the years go on due to his deteriorating play.

      If we somehow get a deal with Ray Lewis done. I will be very very surprised.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by shane_man View Post
        When were we not going to trade for a WR?
        It was widely reported that Jones said that he was definitely not going to trade for a WR just a few days before getting Roy Williams.

        Originally posted by Peter King, this weeks MMQB
        But I remind you of this: Last year, days before he traded for wide receiver Roy Williams, he told me he wouldn't be trading for a wide receiver. So stay tuned.

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        • #5
          Its a good thing English isn't your first language GOW;)...

          This makes me a little relieved as an Eagles fan, though I won't be totally relieved until Ray signs on a team for sure. Ray would be scary for the NFC East teams, even though he isn't the player he was 2 or 3 years ago, he is still an elite ILB in any system, and would give the Cowboys that defender that would take that defense to the next level, potentially. But what scares me the most about him being a Cowboy are his leadership responsibilities. If the Cowboys have "that one guy" that will make everybody repsonsible for their actions, that could be the one thing that takes the Cowboys to the next level, and that isn't even factoring in him as a player. I will say this, if the Cowboys sign Ray Lewis in the off-season, I (and the rest of the Eagles, Giants, Skins fans) will not be a happy camper...
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          • #6
            Ray Lewis isnt going anywhere. Demarcus Ware is dreaming. Ray is staying put in baltimore :).
            Originally posted by Mr. Goosemahn
            The APS is strong in this one.
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            • #7
              Jerry Jones is saving his money for LeBron in 2010.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by P-L View Post
                Jerry Jones is saving his money for LeBron in 2010.
                Oh God, that was funny. +rep.

                Anyways, I don't really understand this. I'd rather get some players when there's still a cap, wouldn't the value be much better? When there's a cap, you don't have to pay ridiculous amounts for players, no? Next year would be the free agency I'd like to avoid.

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                • #9
                  At the end of the day Cowboys will sign Ray Lewis.

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                  • #10
                    Ray Lewis basically came out and said he wasn't gonna play for anything less than his market value, so that pretty much shoots down any dreams us Cowboys fans might have of Lewis in a Cowboys uni. We all knew Dallas wasn't gonna spend much in FA this year, it's been known quite a while already. Chris Canty might walk for free because we won't afford him, so we might make a small signing to help shore up our bad d-line.

                    I really hope his dream really is to wear a star on his helmet, that way he can give us a small discount. God knows we need that type of leadership on this team.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by MetSox17 View Post
                      Ray Lewis basically came out and said he wasn't gonna play for anything less than his market value, so that pretty much shoots down any dreams us Cowboys fans might have of Lewis in a Cowboys uni. We all knew Dallas wasn't gonna spend much in FA this year, it's been known quite a while already. Chris Canty might walk for free because we won't afford him, so we might make a small signing to help shore up our bad d-line.

                      I really hope his dream really is to wear a star on his helmet, that way he can give us a small discount. God knows we need that type of leadership on this team.
                      Is Canty a UFA?
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                      • #12
                        *Insert Michael Vick/random convict to Cowboys joke*


                        Let's just get that out the way :)





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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by thetedginnshow View Post
                          Is Canty a UFA?
                          I believe so, yes.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by RavenOfProphecy View Post
                            Oh God, that was funny. +rep.

                            Anyways, I don't really understand this. I'd rather get some players when there's still a cap, wouldn't the value be much better? When there's a cap, you don't have to pay ridiculous amounts for players, no? Next year would be the free agency I'd like to avoid.
                            But when your the cowboys and Jerry Jones, you can afford to pay for a good deal of those huge salaries, he's just going with the same strategy he would if the cap were in place for the next few years, just as I would do so you don't get screwed when its brought back...
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                            • #15
                              Jerry Jones won't overpay regardless of there being a cap or not. This year there just isn't many guys out there in our price range that could come in and make a bigger impact than the ones we already have. It makes no sense for Jerry to screw with the cap in hopes that there's an uncapped year next year, you just can't run that risk. We need to have that space for Ware, who will take a huge chunk of it pretty soon.

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