Salary-cap exception will help only a little
July, 22, 2011
By Todd Archer
IRVING, Texas -- As much as some people were getting excited about a report of a “soft” salary cap in 2011, it turns out there is no true “get-out-of-jail” card if the players accept the owners’ proposal on a new collective bargaining agreement.
The 2011 cap would be set at $120.375 million with the possibility of the teams borrowing $3 million this year against a future cap. That $3 million would not cover the added hit of cutting Roy Williams, so while it is always good to have added cap room it does not solve all of their issues.
Say the Cowboys choose to borrow that money this year they would still be over the cap by some $15 million...
There's no right way to do the wrong thing.
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