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October 22, 2013

Stephen Jones not worried about Cowboys 2014 cap woes, says we will manage through

 Vice president Jones said he is not worried about the Cowboys' looming salary cap woes. They are expected to be a reportedly $31 million over the salary cap in 2014.

Jones said he knows what he's up against next season and the Cowboys will do what they need to get under cap just as they did this past season, just as they always do.

“No surprises here,” Stephen Jones said on the radio. “We’ve known what we were up against. We knew what we were up against this year, and certainly know that we’re up against a very tight situation next year. We’ll certainly manage through that.

“The good news is we have a lot of good young players who are stepping up. That certainly eases the difficulty when you have good young guys stepping up and playing that we’re certainly going to be counting on next year. We’re certainly a little hand-cuffed as we move forward. That’s the nature of the business. We certainly know what’s coming at us and there’s no panic here. We’ll just work through it.”

Jones said one of the reasons the Cowboys are challenged by the cap next year is the because things they the past two years to overcome the $10 million cap penalty levied against them by the NFL for violating the spirit of the cap suring the uncapped season of 2010.

“These last couple of years we’ve een tight,” he said. “We worked through it and we’ll continue to work through it. I think I see some light at the end of the tunnel in terms of that easing up. After next year, I don’t think it will be quite as tight as it’s been.

“Obviously the imposed $5 million reduction we have from the NFL each of the last two years certainly had us pushing some things out to be able to operate. We certainly had to push some things into next year. These are things we’ll be able to work through. We’ll have our good young players out there and it’ll be, I think, very positive.”

Clarence Hill 

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