I think it's important to look at how the front office is making a lot of decisions lately. In general I am pretty pleased with their moves, however that will be thrown out immediately if Ware is restructured. I'm going to start with Sean Lee's contract extension. Sean Lee was in his final year and he was making 630k dollars base salary with a 300k proration of his 1.2 million dollar signing bonus. Thus his rookie contract was 4 years 3.49 million. This should highlight just how important good drafting is. That is REALLY cheap. Moving forward, we extended him 6 years with a 42 million dollar contract. 10 million dollar signing bonus. 16 million dollars guaranteed. Average 7 million dollars per year. First reminder about signing bonus proration is that you can only prorate them over 5 years. This is why you restructure contracts, because you can divide the cost into years that don't currently have a proration in them. Money is also cheaper in the future than it is now. The first thing we did with the Sean Lee contract is we paid a bit of that signing bonus early by paying starting it in the 2013 year. The team obviously had injury concerns about Lee, and with good reason. The contract was really good for both Lee and the Cowboys. He was guaranteed 16 million, and right off the bat we accounted for 2 million of that against the cap. Even though Lee averages 7 million per year, his base salary never reaches 7 million until his last 3 years. Only in 2017 does that number reach a great height because of the 2 million annual proration bringing it to 9 million. What does that mean? Basically it means that 2017 is the year we decide whether or not we want to keep Sean Lee or not. In other words he has until then to show that he can stay healthy and stay productive. In 2014 he makes 5.5 million base salary, which is the highest base salary he is scheduled to make until 2017. Why is that? Because we planned to restructure his contract. This pushes more money into future years, including the first of the two final years in which he doesn't have any prorated signing bonus. This brings his base salary down to 730k dollars and prorates about a million dollars per year into the years between 2014 and and 2018. This brings him up to cap hits of 5.5 and 6 million in years 2015 and 2016, though we could still decide to restructure him one more year if we like. We're not afraid to pay Sean Lee well, but he will still have to earn it. The dead money to cut sean lee in 2017 assuming we don't prorate him in 2015, would be 3 million dollars... which would be an ultimate cap savings of 6 million dollars. I would be comfortable restructuring him in 2015 if he could stay healthy in 2014. It doesn't change a whole lot though either way.