The NFL Scouting Combine is not just about eyeballing and scrutinizing the top college prospects. Teams use the event to talk with the representatives of their prospective free agents.
Vice President Stephen Jones said the Cowboys have had meetings with the agents of receiver Laurent Robinson, linebacker Anthony Spencer, Dez Bryant and Kelvin Ogletree and David Buehler.
Don’t be alarmed by the conversations about Bryant, who is represented by Drew Rosenhaus, along with Ogletree.
Jones said the conversations with Rosenhaus were not about a contract extension for Bryant but rather just some background on the third-year receiver who recently switched to Rosenhaus from Eugene Parker.
Jones acknowledged that the decision on Spencer is the toughest as the Cowboys try to decide whether to put the franchise tag on him before he hits free agency.
But it’s not the only one they have to make as they are also deciding what to tender some of the restricted free agents like Ogletree and Buehler, if at all.
Jones said they will not offer contract tenders to all their restricted free agents.
Buehler is set to make $1.26 million next year in the final year of his contract. That is a lot pay a kickoff specialist and Cowboys would like a reduction of the salary for him to have a chance to stay on the roster.
-- Clarence E. Hill Jr.