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Cowboys are up against the cap ... again

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07:28 AM ET 01.23 | Don't expect any bigtime offseason signings in Big D. The Dallas Cowboys will operate under a tight salary cap situation, but it won't be much worse than last year and they will find a way to operate, said executive vice president Stephen Jones. "It'll limit you," he said Wednesday at the Senior Bowl. "At the same time, I think we can manage to get through it, get done what we need to get done and get better. ... I think we'll always manage through it, but we're still in a tight situation after coming off the penalties [losing cap space in 2012 and '13] and things like that. "We're still up against it." Asked if it will be as tight as last spring, Jones said, "Very similar." Monday at the Senior Bowl, owner Jerry Jones said the Cowboys will always have tight salary caps because of their aggressive spending.

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January 23, 2014  07:38 AM ET

You don't need a pencil to predict their record for the season. Just put it in ink that 8-8 will be as good as it gets. Mediocrity rules!

January 23, 2014  07:50 AM ET
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Jerry Jones said the Cowboys will always have tight salary caps because of their aggressive spending

JJ make money being an oilman. That is quite different than being a GM. Read 'Aggressive Spending' as poor math skills and no understanding of time-based planning.

January 23, 2014  08:54 AM ET

8-8 here we come!

January 23, 2014  08:54 AM ET

Looking at their schedule, I don't think they get to 6 wins this year.

January 23, 2014  08:58 AM ET
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8-8 here we come!

that would be the optimistic view. the defense could be even worse, figuring Hatcher will be gone and Ware possibly. and of course the defensive coaching staff remains intact. how exciting!

January 23, 2014  09:02 AM ET

aggressive spending = overpaying

January 23, 2014  09:09 AM ET

Same old, same old...

January 23, 2014  09:21 AM ET

JJ's entire fortune is based on betting big and letting the occasional payoff fund everything else. It doesn't quite work that way in the NFL.

January 23, 2014  10:23 AM ET

Poor Otis. I mean...really.

January 23, 2014  11:08 AM ET

There is always the chance Kiffin may die of old age.

January 23, 2014  11:42 AM ET

Thats a lot of money to pay for 8-8 records every year.

January 23, 2014  11:45 AM ET

Aggressive spending on what?

Cheerleaders must be making some good money or hhe's paying the players about twice what there worth.

January 23, 2014  12:02 PM ET

aggressive spending is good when it pays off with talent that translates into wins. for dallas to be so up against the wall on the cap..... clear signs of JJ mismanagement. look for another .500 year next season.

January 23, 2014  12:12 PM ET

Jerry you've got to start fresh. Hire Jim Harbaugh at all cost, let him hand select the supporting coaches. Get a real General Manager. Let go or trade most of your veterans over 30 and get better through the draft while lowering your cap space. Also apply more botox bro.

January 23, 2014  12:14 PM ET
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aggressive spending is good when it pays off with talent that translates into wins. for dallas to be so up against the wall on the cap..... clear signs of JJ mismanagement. look for another .500 year next season.

America's Team should never be at .500... wait, Obama is still the President so I guess it's ok for America's Team to be at .500.

January 23, 2014  12:21 PM ET
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Jerry you've got to start fresh. Hire Jim Harbaugh at all cost, let him hand select the supporting coaches. Get a real General Manager. Let go or trade most of your veterans over 30 and get better through the draft while lowering your cap space. Also apply more botox bro.

The only problem is that doing those things would suggest J.J. realizes his way of doing things does not work. I don't see that happening anytime soon.

January 23, 2014  12:24 PM ET
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Poor Otis. I mean...really.

I can't add anything that hasn't already been said. My hope was that Stephen would bring a different approach to running the team.

Doesn't look promising.

January 23, 2014  12:25 PM ET
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The only problem is that doing those things would suggest J.J. realizes his way of doing things does not work. I don't see that happening anytime soon.

But he can do the botox, that's one thing I can see him doing easily.

 
January 23, 2014  12:26 PM ET
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I can't add anything that hasn't already been said. My hope was that Stephen would bring a different approach to running the team. Doesn't look promising.

When I think of Stephen Jones "running the team", I picture J.J. standing over his shoulder... every step of the way.

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