Cowboys defensive end Jeremy Mincey will not report to the team’s training camp as he seeks a new contract
Mincey and the Cowboys have been in negotiations on the possibility of a new deal since February, but have yet to come to an agreement on a long-term contract.
Beginning Wednesday, Mincey faces a $30,000 fine each day he fails to show up to training camp. Dallas starts practice on Thursday in Oxnard, Calif.
Mincey, 31, signed a two-year deal worth $3 million in 2014 with $2 million guaranteed and is set to make $1.5 million in base salary this upcoming season. His contract last season called for a $500,000 escalator clause, but he fell 12 snaps of collecting that bonus.
In his first season with the Cowboys in 2014, Mincey had 36 total tackles, six sacks and one forced fumble while playing in all 16 games.
In the Cowboys’ two playoff games, Mincey had six tackles, two sacks and two quarterback pressures with one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
Mincey spent the first five-plus seasons of his NFL career with the Jacksonville Jaguars before being cut in December 2013. He signed with the Denver Broncos, who ended up in the Super Bowl that season.
Mincey has 26 career sacks and seven forced fumbles in his seven NFL seasons.
- Scooby Axson