Originally Posted by Risen Star
I can promise you the Redskins wanted to be much more active in free agency than they were last year.
The Cowboys have essentially sat out FA a time or two in the past.
Ya know when the salary cap doesn't matter? When you're a fan of a team that mismanages it so often.
Last year was a penalty - the money wasn't there.
In previous years, when they've been in "cap hell," they've managed to sign Archuleta, Haynesworth, Lloyd, Randle-El, etc. I'm not saying the players were good signings, or they panned out - but they made money available. And those contracts sent them into 'cap hell' again, and they managed to move money and sign more players. Players can move within a salary cap by restructuring.
I'm not defending Dallas's cap situation. They suck at it, and Jerry gives out terrible contracts like they're candy. I'm just saying teams find a way out of bad contracts, and they never really bite teams like you'd think they would.