IRVING, Texas -- Sean Lee is entering the final year of his contract. The Cowboys have ample salary-cap room to sign one of their defensive captains to a new deal.
In the recent past, the Cowboys have been able to lock up players to new contracts in training camp. But Lee, who is set to make $630,000 this season, is not paying much attention to any talks.
“I would love to stay in Dallas,” Lee said. “I love this organization, love playing for the fans and this city, but when it comes to that, that’s not what my focus is on at all. It’s being the best I can be, helping us win, and hopefully when that happens, it happens, that stuff will play itself out.”
The Cowboys have been in talks with Jordan Woy about a longer-term deal for defensive end Anthony Spencer. With the franchise tag, Spencer is counting $10.6 million against the cap. A multiyear deal would lower that number and give the Cowboys more room this year, which they could use on players such as Lee, Dez Bryant or even Tyron Smith and/or Bruce Carter. They also could choose to carry over money to the 2014 cap when they will face another crunch that will require more restructuring.