Originally Posted by jterrell
We gave him 10m last year and thus eat 2m of that this year regardless.
If we take his 14 and convert that to bonus he is still due another ~3m this year in pro-rated. So he is at 5 m without a base salary. That is also without any workout or reporting bonuses that almost always exist in these big deals.
The 5.9 m is the lowest possible cost and presumes a lot of things we do not know to be true. Again, as I stated, the rosy outlook on it. My guess is his cap hit this year is at least 7m and probably more in the 7.75 range.
Here are the more exact calculations for the restructures. The ballpark estimates were off by 1.9M for the 8 players.
As the thread title indicates, the original post was an estimate. The point is that the Cowboys are not 20M or 30M over the cap as has been reported multiple times.