Originally Posted by AbeBeta
I sincerely doubt that he is not playing so that he can get some mid-range contract when solid play -- really the level of play that he is capable of -- would bring a huge payday. He doesn't even have to cover a teams #1. I doubt very much that he is simply playing it safe to get that OK deal when he could get a giant one.
Oh yeah, Bern didn't get a giant contract. 4 years 11 mill is a very small deal. Even if he ended up as our C-G top backup, that wouldn't be a terrible deal
Nate Livings is only guaranteed $6.2M so if Dallas wanted to part ways with him it wouldn't be a detriment to the cap at all.
The way both players' contracts are structured is that they receive more money as they stay on the team, or in other words they are proving worthy to be on the roster.
"It's little bit like the description of pornography from years back. It's hard to define it. But you know what it is at the end of it. It's hard to define it. I think you know who is more physical. Often times you see that in the fourth quarter. A lot of time the team on the other side feels it. We pride ourselves on being a physical football team. It's important to us. It's an important time of the year to lay that foundation." - Coach Garrett