Now that quarterback Tony Romo is in the financial fold after signing a six-year extension, here’s a look at the Dallas Cowboys’ likely next order of business:1 Ramp up talks with Anthony SpencerThe Cowboys placed the franchise tag on Spencer, guaranteeing him a $10.6 million salary for next year. With Romo’s extension behind them, the Cowboys will turn their attention to getting a long-term deal for Spencer. The down free agent market has possibly made Spencer more affordable than originally thought.2 Back to the free agency marketWith at least $5 million in salary cap space available after the Romo deal, the Cowboys will likely take another look at free agent prospects to give them added insurance at running back, offensive line and receiver so they won’t have to force those positions in next month’s draft.3 First-round draft prospectsDallas started bringing in national draft prospects Monday, including several likely targets for the team’s No. 18 overall pick. Among high profile visitors are guards Chance Warmack and Jonathan Cooper and safeties Kenny Vaccaro, Eric Reid, Jonathan Cyprien and Matt Elam.4 Dallas Day prospectsEach year, the Cowboys host Dallas Day for prospects who attended local colleges and high schools. This year’s Dallas Day visits are next week. Patrick Crayton, Cole Beasley, Lance Dunbar are some players who benefited from the event.5 Lineman Doug Free’s futureNo final decision has been made on right tackle Doug Free and his $7 million salary for next season. He lost his starting job last season and was forced to share snaps with Jermey Parnell last season. He will either take a pay cut or be a June 1 cap casualty.
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