Savings for Leonard Davis is $6 million
July, 26, 2011
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com
According to ESPN's John Clayton, the Cowboys saved $6 million by cutting Leonard Davis.
The way the new CBA has come together, the terminated contract used in the June 1 policy means the Cowboys can take $6 million in savings off the salary cap thanks to the release of Davis.
Davis, a native of Wortham, Texas, who played at the University of Texas, started 16 games for the Cowboys for four consecutive seasons. He struggled at times in 2010, even getting benched in the second quarter of an Oct. 10 game vs. Tennessee.
However, when replacement Montrae Holland suffered an eye injury, Davis returned and started playing better. Davis didn't miss a snap the rest of the season.
Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.