Rapoport adds that the two sides have been in contract discussions since February. Seeing that both parties are not close to an agreement, Mincey has elected to hold out of training camp until a proper contract is in order.
Mincey, 31, signed on with Dallas in 2014 after spending the previous year with the Broncos. Prior to that he spent five years with the Jaguars before getting cut mid-season.
At this point in time, Mincey has one year remaining on a two-year, $3 million contract, with $2 million guaranteed, and a $500,000 signing bonus.
Regardless of his veteran status, ProFootballFocus rated Mincey as the No. 17 overall defensive end in a 4-3 system in 2014. Last season, he started each of Dallas’ 16 games, totaling 37 tackles, six sacks, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery.
As it seems, Mincey may see this season as his last opportunity for a potential raise. Seeing that he was an every game starter last year, it isn’t too surprising to see him holding out.
We will provide more information regarding Mincey and the Cowboys as the news becomes available.