Dec 1, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden (3) warms up before the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agent Rumors: Dallas Cowboys only use $75K of cap space on Brandon Weeden

The Dallas Cowboys came into the 2014 free agent period void of much cap space.

Thankfully some adjustments were made to the current contracts of Tony Romo, Jason Witten and more, giving Dallas some much needed breathing room.

Unfortunately, a lot of big names are off the market and Dallas was forced to part ways with DeMarcus Ware, but the Cowboys do still have some money available if they need it.

Some of those dollars were spent on quarterback Brandon Weeden this afternoon, who signed a two-year contract with the team today but the deal is quite team friendly, only costing the Cowboys $75,000 in salary cap space.

For all those worried, Weeden’s deal eats up about $75,000 in cap space off the $7.7 million the Cowboys had.

Dallas appears concerned that backup quarterback Kyle Orton may retire so Weeden gives the team some much needed insurance if that was to happen. If not, Weeden can easily be cut given the minor cap hit he’d put on the franchise.

All in all – Weeden or not, the Cowboys took little risk with the signing.

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  • SmartThinking

    Hey! $75k is still $75k. I’m not sure Weeden is worth that much.

    • Scott.

      Agree, but I wonder if and when the cut orton how much they’ll save/add to cap. They don’t have the talent pool to win with 2nd string qb regardless if it’s orton or weeden.

  • jrcowboy49

    Draft AJ McCarron as Romo is one hit from done!

  • Hippy

    I don’t understand I thought the league minimum was $400,000 . How is it $75,000 ?

    • Shawn S. Lealos

      Its not. The writer read an ESPN article that said that Weeden only counts $75,000 more than Quinton Spears and posted bad information without actually researching the actual deal. It is actually worth $1.23 million over two years and does not include bonus money

  • Hippy

    Oh ok . Thanks Shawn