Cost could be factor in B.W. Webb selection

April, 27, 2013
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IRVING, Texas -- Why pick a cornerback, like B.W. Webb, in the fourth round if you’re the Cowboys?

An old adage is you cannot have enough of them, and it’s true. The Cowboys were playing with Sterling Moore, Michael Coe, Mario Butler and LeQuan Lewis at different times in 2012 as reserves because of injuries to Orlando Scandrick and Mike Jenkins.

And there are salary-cap implications, too.

Scandrick’s cap number is set to double from 2013 to 2014. He will count $2.816 million against the cap this year and is set to count $5.601 million against the cap in 2014 with a $3.5 million base salary next year.

The Cowboys will have salary-cap issues next year and could be in a trimming mode next March as well.

If Scandrick performs at a top level as a third corner, that is a palatable number. If he doesn’t, then the Cowboys have to start the ball rolling on a replacement in the nickel. That’s where Webb and his league minimum base salary could come in.

Todd Archer

ESPN Dallas Cowboys reporter

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