Originally Posted by tm1119
Cutting Free sounds all well and good until you realize that its gonna cost $8M just for him to go away. We'd save $2M sure, but do you really see Jerry paying that much for Free to go away? I personally don't see that happening. I see him given another shot for sure. Even though I dont really agree with it I think its the unfortunate truth.
The Cowboys have 8.35M against the cap from Free's prorated signing bonus. That goes against the cap in 2013 and 2014 with or without him on the team.
Free's base salary in 2013 is 7M.
Therefore, his total "cost" is:
Cut = 8.35M (2013 cap hit = 4.175M)
Keep = 15.35M (2013 cap hit = 11.175M)