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