Originally Posted by Hoofbite
Well, Roy Williams wasn't that long ago.
And failing to cash in on Bennett wasn't that long ago.
And while the salary cap is entirely malleable, the fact that Dallas MUST restructure in order to operate on a yearly basis is a less than desirable standard for operating, IMO.
Yes, that's my concern. If the team is really around $20 million over, you can get under, but you'll have to restructure some guys and cut a few more than likely. All of which kick dead money down the road.
I'm guessing they cut Free (designated a June 1 cut), restructure Romo, restructure Carr and sign Spencer to a long term deal.
Ratliff is the one I'm not sure about. If he's cut, you are forced into a drafting a NT early and/or signing someone to replace him.
Cutting Free means you really don't have a back up tackle on the roster.
So, you're pretty much going into next year having to address NT, T and RB because you wouldn't have depth to play the game. Then you'd be maintaining status quo at S, DE and G/C since you'd have little to no cap space.
So, instead of building the roster and getting better, you are essentially filling new holes that have been created.....or basically the same thing Dallas has been doing the last couple of years.
The only youngsters I have much hope in maybe stepping up are Crawford, Lissemore and maybe...maybe Matt Johnson.