Glover Released; More Cuts on the Way?

Cowboys defensive tackle could be the first of a number of changes after Thursday morning's news.

With the news that NFL owners voted unanimously Thursday to break off talks with the players' union on a contract extension, the Cowboys have been forced to release defensive tackle La'Roi Glover.

The lack of an agreement leaves the current salary cap in place with the start of free agency beginning Friday. According to a report by the Associated Press, the NFL owners met for 57 minutes Thursday morning and endorsed a recommendation by their management council executive committee to reject the union's latest proposal.

As it stands now, the 2006 salary cap remains at $94.5 million. If a new agreement would have been reached, the 2006 cap would have been increased by $10 million to $15 million.

Without the additional cap room, many teams will be forced to make wholesale cuts to get beneath the cap by midnight.

For the Cowboys, Glover was expected to count more than $7 million towards this year's cap figure. He is also due a $1.5 million roster bonus on Friday- which means he needed to be released today.

Glover, a 10-year veteran, recorded his lowest amount of tackles (28) and sacks (3) since his rookie year last season playing in a 3-4 defensive scheme.

The Cowboys will also have to restructure the contract of Larry Allen, who will also count more than $7 million towards this year's cap figure. Talks with Allen's agent are already well underway according to published reports.

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