Originally Posted by jterrell
Let's cover the basics here.
The re-structures mean we GUARANTEE a massive base salary to Miles Austin for what exactly? IF he is hurt all pre-season again we get the honor of paying him as an elite WR for 2013??
He has enough talent to bring back. But I don't guarantee him another single cent. Ever. Too injury-prone.
Cutting Ratliff, Free and Connor are sound but that means 3 starting spots we open up. I agree Free should not be starting but Ratliff and Connor are probably the best players at their positions currently: 1T and Sam.
Also June 2nd cuts do not up cap cash immediately. I couldn't find any CBA provision for designating someone a June 2nd cut but freeing up cash immediately. PREVIOUSLY this only allowed for 2 players per team. AND you had to carry the cap hit until June 2nd.
[View Full Quote]The two primo FA thing is a pipe dream. Great for talks how hosts but far form reality. We need lots of bodies. We can't afford to pay for expensive pieces because we'll be back here next year looking at the cap again.
Yes, we signed Carr for 3m. And we'll pay him very well this year for that 2012 cap savings.
There will be cap space. No there won't be lots of it for enough to spend on luxury items.
Fans shop like 15 year old girls.
Can the Cowboys go the other way and flush as much of the cap as possible -- cut players, etc. to set up the future instead of continually borrowing against it?
I don't understand if we are in year 3 of Garrett's rebuilding plan, why we are borrowing so heavily against the future... I thought a rebuilding plan was to set you up for future success, not tie your hands due to creative accounting.