The last time that Jeremy Mincey was in the news he was drawing what appeared to be a line in the sand between his camp and that of Greg Hardy.
Late Tuesday night news broke, via Mincey's personal Instagram account, that the 2014 sack leader for the Dallas Cowboys underwent successful surgery on his elbow.
"Glory to God My Surgery went Well. I pray He heals me Fully so I can do some real damage this year. #Hungry.#iknowwhaticando 👏🏿🙏🏿 trust that! On the 11th NFL Season with something to prove. #MMP #NoexcuseGrindTime"
After the 2015 season finally came to an end for the Cowboys, Mincey indicated that he had some bone spurs in his elbow that had impacted his performance throughout the year. Mincey also said that he intended to have surgery to rectify that, and it appears he's done so.
Jeremy Mincey is an interesting Dallas Cowboy. He's only played two seasons with a Star on his hat, but he's developed into one of the leaders in the locker room. This is why it spoke volumes when he of all people spoke negatively about Greg Hardy's presence on the team.
Cowboys fans shouldn't forget that Mincey isn't the benchmark for the "right kind of guy" that Head Coach Jason Garrett covets.
Remember that he held out prior to Training Camp - insinuating that he was worth more than his contract said at the time. Jeremy got a little boost in salary, but remember more than anything that during the first game of the regular season he had what would have been a game-costing personal foul on New York's final drive had it not been for Eli Manning in all his clock-management glory.
Mincey is set to hit free agency next month so it makes sense that he would want to be in top shape for whatever team beckons his services. It's still up in the air whether that will be the Dallas Cowboys or someone else. At the very least it's a good sign to see that his surgery went off without a hitch and that he's in high spirits.
Report: Raiders Sign Former Cowboys LB Kyle Wilber
A Free Agency period filled with departures continued for the Dallas Cowboys today, as the Oakland Raiders have reportedly signed the now-former Cowboys LB Kyle Wilber.
The Raiders have signed LB Kyle Wilber: https://t.co/TaC6cqjval
Wilber has been with the Cowboys since 2012, and has played in all 16 games four of the past five seasons. Most of his time has come on special teams, but he did provide solid linebacker depth for the Cowboys since joining the team.
Dallas has now lost both Wilber and Anthony Hitchens, depleting their linebacker depth even further over the last couple weeks.
The Raiders have now signed two key special teams contributors for the Cowboys in Keith Smith and Kyle Wilber this offseason. Hopefully Dallas can replace these types of "replacement level" players throughout the rest of the offseason, especially during the NFL Draft.
Report: Cowboys Officially Release CB Orlando Scandrick
After requesting his release from the team just a few days ago, Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick has gotten his wish. According to ESPN's Josina Anderson, Scandrick has officially been cut by the Dallas Cowboys.
I'm told the #Cowboys have informed CB Orlando Scandrick he will be released, per source.
This move will reportedly save the Cowboys roughly $1.4M against the salary cap, as we hope they finally look to make some moves during the Free Agency period.
Scandrick's release comes after an offseason in which the Cowboys totally overhauled the back end of their defense, specifically their cornerbacks. With the emergence of young, promising players such as Chidobe Awuzie and Jourdan Lewis, and the health issues of the aging Scandrick, the move makes a lot of sense.
In fact, after the Cowboys drafted Awuzie in the second round of last year's draft it was rumored the Cowboys were looking to move Scandrick for extra draft picks. Instead, one year later, they have cut him to save some cap room.
Orlando Scandrick should have a market to find a new team elsewhere, but his time in Dallas has now come to a close.
Dallas Cowboys Restructure Travis Frederick’s Contract, Clear Cap Space
Patience is a virtue for football fans everywhere this time of the year, especially those of the Dallas Cowboys. A team known for using free agency to deal with their own expiring contracts and players, Cowboys Nation has been anxiously awaiting an addition to improve this roster before the draft. While the wait will continue for outside help in Dallas, the Cowboys have created $7.5 million in cap space by restructuring the contract of Center Travis Frederick.
C Travis Frederick will restructure his deal to help clear up roughly 7.5M in cap space for the #Cowboys per source informed
Restructuring the contracts of their cornerstone players is nothing new for the Cowboys. Rarely doing so with a clear "next move" in sight, the market for top FA talent at WR and OL may have already passed the Cowboys.
Having the space to negotiate with available players now opens the door just slightly further for Earl Thomas or Tyrann Mathieu acquisitions to become realistic. Reportedly, the Cowboys have inquired about both safeties (Thomas via popular trade talks and Mathieu as a free agent, released by the Cardinals) and have been met with price tags the Jones' were forced to turn away.
Giving up assets for players that will warrant large future contracts is not currently the Dallas Cowboys' way, but being able to sign somebody in free agency has been. To avoid a repeat of 2017, a season arguably derailed as soon as the team's free agent class failed entirely, the Cowboys will need to find proven players that can contribute on the market in the coming weeks.
With the help of the anchor to their star-studded offensive line, the Cowboys can come to this market with slightly thicker wallets now. Keep the optimistic tweets alive, and tip Travis Frederick accordingly.
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