Executive VP Stephen Jones says the cap-strapped Cowboys haven't entirely ruled out using the franchise tag.
"We have Plan A, B, C, D, E," Jones said. "Some of those plans include the franchise tag." Jones is wise to never say never, but it's extremely unlikely the Cowboys clear enough cap space between now and March 4 to feel comfortable franchising OLB Anthony Spencer, their only viable candidate. Spencer would be due $10.6 million if tagged for the second consecutive season.