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Boys 2014 cap situation is a trainwreck

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by GloryDaysRBack, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. SWG9

    SWG9 Well-Known Member

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    This is a nice 5 sentence summation of why this a flawed strategy.

    But hey, we locked up the core of an 8-8 team and we only need to restructure 9 contracts every year to tread water. High fives all around.
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  2. Awakened

    Awakened the Dude abides

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    It may not be hard for you to comprehend, but apparently it is for one NFL executive.
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  3. Galian Beast

    Galian Beast Well-Known Member

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    At the end of the year, you'll see a lot of players gone.

    Ratliff will cost us 7 million next year because of the release, but that doesn't go into depth as to the fact that he was scheduled to cost us 8.2 million.

    Miles Austin is scheduled to cost 8.2 million next year. We'll take the 7.85 cap hit from releasing him and spread it. So we'll actually save 5 million next year from releasing Miles Austin.

    I believe DeMarcus Ware will also be released next year. Spreading his cap hit over two years saves us 11.2 million dollars next year. So already you're at 16.2 million dollars in savings.

    We can restructure Brandon Carr's salary quite a bit. Can probably save about 5 million from that.

    Restructuring Romo can save about 10 million next year. That's already 31 million dollars...

    This accounting allows the team to rebuild through the draft. Which we've been doing pretty well. Will we be able to sign big name free agents? If you count someone like Dez, yeah. Outside the organization? Probably not.
  4. Eddie

    Eddie Well-Known Member

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    Someone needs to have a heart to heart with Jerry and tell him it's time to hang up the shoes.

    Tell him what a great job he's done, and how his legacy has effected the lives of billions. Heck, tell him anything. Just get him to retire.
  5. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    You have no concrete knowledge of the situation either.
  6. black label

    black label Active Member

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    Get it thru your concrete skulls JERRY IS GOING NOWHERE UNLESS HE IS DEAD its stupid to just keep saying it, give it up
  7. Galian Beast

    Galian Beast Well-Known Member

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    I think the problem for the longest time is just how top heavy we've been. We didn't draft well, and the stars who got paid big here, really didn't contribute enough to win games.

    I think that is slowly but surely changing, and I think fans should be pretty excited about it. Especially given that we so quickly put together a really good offensive line. We just need to do the same with the defensive line.

    Perhaps they can resign Hatcher, maybe not. But Spencer should be gone next year unless he comes in at super super cheap. Ratliff is gone. And Ware should probably be gone too. That means you're start from scratch there.

    We probably can't afford to keep Scandrick, but at the same time we need Claiborne to play up to his billing in order to release him. On offense, I think we're rolling. Just need to part ways with Miles Austin. Like Marion Barber and Roy Williams before him, he has become a player holding other players back, and taking up large salary cap space.
  8. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    It's sad to see how beaten down this fan base is where they have to think like that.
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  9. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    I have the knowledge that Stephen Jones is in charge of our cap and it's been mismanaged on a yearly basis. I'm holding the guy in charge accountable. You're creating a skit in your head to blame somebody else.
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  10. acis516

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    This just brings to me a question where is adamjt13. The true cap expert?
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  11. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    I blame the GM.
  12. coult44

    coult44 Well-Known Member

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    I've lost as much faith and hope in some if you "cowboys fans" as I have JJ and this pathetically ran orginazation...for any of you to defend how JJ and how they handled the salary cap of this team!!!!the next closest team is 13 Million over the cap. The NFL should discuss sanctions or other actions against JJ because of this embarrassment of a front office...
  13. Common Sense

    Common Sense Well-Known Member

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    If I had to guess, he probably got sick of the same "Caps don't matter" crowd crowing and arguing and second guessing every fact he put out there.
  14. coult44

    coult44 Well-Known Member

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    You don't think the guys who reported this today, who happen to work for the worlds largest team of sports experts, and who have every bit of data available to them could do their job? This isn't an opinionated report, this is a fact stated indication of where we are financially. Can y'all stop defending it. Even if its 10 million off ( haha) it ridiculous!!!!!!! The NFL should strip the team from him for lack of financial stability or just being an overall dummy!!!
  15. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    No. They have been proven to be wrong many times before. Why would someone take everything they say for the truth?
  16. windward

    windward NFL Historian

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    I'm sure it's factually correct, just not relevant,
  17. coult44

    coult44 Well-Known Member

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    Not taken everything they say as truth, but about 150% more than anyone in here on the numbers...

    Not taking what they are saying as 100% truth but compared to anyone in here it's not even close. They are not 31 million off....good ran Organizations are not anywhere close to this.... JJ is too senile to run this orginazation anymore...
  18. Common Sense

    Common Sense Well-Known Member

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    It's okay, guys. We'll just restructure Ratliff. Oh, wait.

    Well, Austin, then. Oh, you mean he's probably going to be cut?

    What happens when you run out of contracts to restructure, eh? Oh, I know. We'll just give another exorbitantly high base salary to another player so that we can magically turn it into a signing bonus next year and say that it was "planned." Because that, you know, makes sense on this board.
  19. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    And you couldn't be more wrong. I'll put our guy against anyone at ESPN in a heartbeat. Ask around and anyone will tell you the same thing.
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  20. CT Dal Fan

    CT Dal Fan Well-Known Member

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    The cap situation was a train wreck this year, and they restructured deals and it all worked out fine. Romo, Ware, Witten, and Carr are amicable about re-working their contracts.

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