Dec 29, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Kyle Orton (18) throws prior to the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Kyle Orton, Miles Austin expected to be cap casualties for Dallas Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys need this offseason more than any to turn things around and make sure they don’t fall into another playoff-less season or a season where they’re one-and-done in the postseason. So far it’s looking like the best addition for the Cowboys this season is early subtraction from the roster, as it looks like Kyle Orton and Miles Austin will be cap casualties in 2014.

Per ESPN.com Cowboys blogger Todd Archer:

As for Miles Austin, the writing sure seems on the wall. Kyle Orton is an intriguing situation. He will count a lot against the cap, so the Cowboys will likely have to restructure his contract. If they don’t, then they would save about $1 million from cutting him. And there is this: does he want to continue to play?

Archer sees the Cowboys brining back Doug Free, as he was asked in a mailbag Q&A if he saw Free, Orton and Austin all getting cut. Two out of the three are likely to be gone, according to Archer, and the Cowboys will likely use the money to shore up glaring holes they have on a defense with far too little depth.

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