Cowboys not expected to use franchise tag on Jason Hatcher

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Jason Hatcher may be coming off his best season in the NFL but the Dallas Cowboys are not expected to use the franchise tag on the defensive tackle.

Dallas again finds itself in a tough spot with the salary cap and would be hard pressed to find a way to keep Hatcher around at the near $9 million price of the tag.

Hatcher recorded 11 sacks in 2013 while forcing two fumbles and making 41 tackles. This report merely reinforces what the Cowboys have said since January.