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Bryant, Murray among 21 Cowboys entering some type of free agency

Outside linebacker Bruce Carter, who led the Cowboys in interceptions with five, had the light bulb come in during the 2014 season. But he may find greener pastures.
Outside linebacker Bruce Carter, who led the Cowboys in interceptions with five, had the light bulb come in during the 2014 season. But he may find greener pastures. Star-Telegram

The Cowboys have 21 players who will become some type of free agent this off-season:

Player

Pos.

Age

Exp.

Comment

Cole Beasley*

WR

25

3

The Cowboys love him, and he loves playing in Dallas.

Dez Bryant

WR

26

5

The Cowboys will franchise the All-Pro if they can’t

get a long-term deal.

Bruce Carter

LB

26

4

The former second-round pick seemed to have the light

bulb go on late this season, coming up with several

clutch plays. But can the Cowboys afford him?

Tyler Clutts

FB

30

4

He won’t cost much to keep.

Lance Dunbar*

RB

24

3

The Cowboys’ third running back will return.

Justin Durant

LB

29

8

His two seasons in Dallas both have ended on injured

reserve, but the Cowboys love his versatility.

Doug Free

RT

31

8

With 82 career starts, including some at left tackle,

he could find a bigger deal on the open market.

Dwayne Harris

WR

27

4

The Cowboys won’t need much cap space to re-sign

their returner and best special teams player.

Nick Hayden

DT

28

7

He has started all 32 games over the past two seasons

and should be inexpensive to keep.

Tony Hills

OT

30

2

He was a reserve after being signed off Miami’s

practice squad in October.

Chris Jones*

P

25

3

He averaged 45.4 yards, with a 39.8 net, and

the Cowboys would like him back.

Cameron Lawrence**

LB

23

2

He was a core special teams player.

Ron Leary**

LG

25

2

The Cowboys will re-sign their starting left guard.

Rolando McClain

LB

25

4

The Cowboys want him to return, but at their price.

Sterling Moore*

CB

24

4

He was a solid third corner for much of the year.

DeMarco Murray

RB

26

4

The NFL’s leading rusher saw his price tag rise after his

’14 season, and he might get a bigger deal from another

team. But he perfectly fits what the Cowboys do.

Jermey Parnell

RT

28

5

He started seven games this season, including the

playoffs, and held his own. He will be cheaper than Free.

George Selvie

DE

27

5

He shouldn’t cost much after making two sacks in ’14.

Anthony Spencer

DE

30

8

After playing the past three seasons on one-year deals,

he wants something more lasting this off-season.

C.J. Spillman

S

28

6

He was a core special teams player with 10 tackles.

Darrion Weems**

OT

26

2

Cowboys liked enough to carry him on IR all season.

*restricted free agent **exclusive rights free agent

Note: The Cowboys have until March 10 to decide DT Henry Melton’s fate. They are not expected to activate a three-year, $24 million extension, which would make him a free agent.

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