Roster cuts can begin today

February, 6, 2012
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IRVING, Texas -- The New York Giants put a close to 2011 with a 21-17 win against New England in Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday, but a little NFL business for 2012 can begin today.

Monday is the first day teams can begin cutting players but that doesn’t mean the Cowboys will make any moves immediately or at least the move everybody is expecting them to make.

Cornerback Terence Newman has been in the crosshairs since before the 2011 season ended. The Cowboys can save at least $4 million in cap room by releasing Newman. If he is designated a post-June 1 cut, the Cowboys would save $6 million in space but create $2 million in dead money in 2013.

The only players the Cowboys can sign are “street” free agents who did not finish the year on an NFL roster.

Unrestricted free agency begins March 13.

Todd Archer

ESPN Dallas Cowboys reporter

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