1. Welcome to CowboysZone!  Join us!  Come on!  You know you want to!

BTB: Looming Cowboys Cap Issues

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Gryphon, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. Gryphon

    Gryphon Merge Ahead

    3,389 Messages
    0 Likes Received
    By KD Drummond on Nov 27, 5:48p

    Dallas is going to be faced with several salary cap questions during the coming offseason. Looking at things in this light is scary, because Dallas is going to have to shell out a lot of money just to return the team that is 13-14 over the last two seasons. Take a look at players Dallas will need to address to avoid them walking or being in the final year of their deals:

    Anthony Spencer - contract expires after season

    Tony Romo - contract voids after 2013

    Sean Lee - contract expires after 2013

    Jason Hatcher - contract expires after 2013

    Then, you look at players that aren't living up to their contracts for whatever reason and you wonder if any releases are on the horizon. Players such as:

    Miles Austin: Salary $6.7 in 2013, no cap hit for release (his contract's the reason we are fined $10m in cap space)

    Doug Free: Salary $7m($8.3m cap hit to release)

    Jay Ratliff: Salary $5m ($7.1m cap hit to release)

    Orlando Scandrick: Salary $2m ($2m-$3m cap hit to release)

    There's still five games to go in 2012, and these players, some with recently signed deals, will have their worthiness evaluated over the home stretch.

    http://www.bloggingtheboys.com/2012...oys-five-thoughts-linebackers-anthony-spencer
  2. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

    32,531 Messages
    2,217 Likes Received
    Pretty sure there's some cap hit to release austin.

    Overall savings but it's not like you simply cut his entire base salary out of the equation and that's the freed up space.
  3. CaptainMorgan

    CaptainMorgan Well-Known Member

    2,016 Messages
    506 Likes Received
    As if I needed more reasons to be reminded of why I dont like the guy :mad:
  4. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

    5,416 Messages
    333 Likes Received
    There is a cap hit if we release Miles. The prorated signing bonus is the cap hit which will be 3.5 million. There was a thread about this yesterday and there is a thread about Doug Free today.
  5. Bluestang

    Bluestang Well-Known Member

    5,529 Messages
    722 Likes Received
    Austin was given $17M upfront that went against the uncapped year and he didn't get a signing bonus, so there is no cap hit if he's released.

    Hence the salary cap fine.
  6. Section444

    Section444 Well-Known Member

    4,336 Messages
    843 Likes Received
    Anthony Spencer - Re-sign.

    Tony Romo - Let him walk.

    Sean Lee - Franchise.

    Jason Hatcher - Re-sign.

    Miles Austin: Keep another year.

    Doug Free: Release.

    Jay Ratliff: Release.

    Orlando Keep another year.
  7. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

    5,416 Messages
    333 Likes Received
    No look at his contract he was given a restructure bonus.

    http://www.spotrac.com/nfl/dallas-cowboys/miles-austin/
  8. TwentyOne

    TwentyOne Well-Known Member

    2,471 Messages
    104 Likes Received
    I really don't see any problems here.

    An why is Orlando's contract even mentioned in this post ? Isn't this post about cap hell ? Scandric's cap hit is (very) low. Nothing that strains our cap.

    Bad article. Im moving on.
  9. M'Kevon

    M'Kevon A Love Supreme

    3,275 Messages
    148 Likes Received
    How is Scandrick not living up to a 2 mil salary?

    Tough crowd, I guess.

    Romo will sign a new contract, which will be cap friendly for the next couple of years.

    Spencer is on the cap of 8.8 mil. Either he walks or signs a new contract, also cap friendly in the short term. Ditto with Lee.

    Hatcher is likely bye-bye.
  10. Kangaroo

    Kangaroo Active Member

    9,893 Messages
    0 Likes Received
    Scandrick is not getting cut he has been solid all year and when he went out injured we missed him in the slot last game.

    One of those guys will be spread out over two years most likely Free.

    We may keep rat one more year

    Hatcher we will most likely let walk
  11. M'Kevon

    M'Kevon A Love Supreme

    3,275 Messages
    148 Likes Received
    Yeah, about that . . .
    :lmao::lmao2::lmao::lmao2:
  12. Section444

    Section444 Well-Known Member

    4,336 Messages
    843 Likes Received
    Easily replaced. At the end of the day, the guy has done nothing but lose (when it counts) in his career, and he isn't getting any younger.
  13. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

    32,531 Messages
    2,217 Likes Received
    They converted some base salary into guaranteed money, spreading it across the remaining years.
  14. Bluestang

    Bluestang Well-Known Member

    5,529 Messages
    722 Likes Received
  15. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

    5,947 Messages
    1,732 Likes Received
    Extending Ratliff at age 29 when he still had two years left on his existing deal DESPITE the fact his performance had already been trending down is, in a nutshell, the quintessential example of poor decision making from Jerry Jones (the GM).

    It's a wonderful example of why the Cowboys are having a tough time getting beyond a .500 team. It might make Jerry a well liked guy and it certainly makes him loyal, however, I don't think there is a lot of room for loyalty in the NFL these days. The salary cap doesn't allow for it.
  16. Bluestang

    Bluestang Well-Known Member

    5,529 Messages
    722 Likes Received
    Doug Free will have to take a pay cut if he wants to play for the Dallas Cowboys...bottom line.
  17. M'Kevon

    M'Kevon A Love Supreme

    3,275 Messages
    148 Likes Received
    You have no clue. Easily replaced?? Since Aikman:

    Randall Cunningham
    Anthony Wright
    Quincy Carter
    Ryan Leaf
    Clint Stoerner
    Chad Hutchinson
    Vinny Testaverde
    Drew Henson
    Drew Bledsoe.

    Your hate for Romo has overwhelmed your common sense. Fortunately, short of Luck or RGIII being traded here (HA) Romo is all but guaranteed of being here.
  18. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

    5,947 Messages
    1,732 Likes Received
    Why would he? The alternative is to cut him -- he ends up getting paid more next year if that happens right?
  19. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

    5,416 Messages
    333 Likes Received
    Free will be cut, if he is a June 1st cut we will save about 7 million but he will then be a 4 million cap hit in 2014.
    http://www.spotrac.com/nfl/dallas-cowboys/doug-free/


    Scandrick will not be cut for cap reasons.His cap his fine this year. He will be a 3.78 cap hit if kept. He will be 6.52 million cap hit if released.
    http://www.spotrac.com/nfl/dallas-cowboys/orlando-scandrick/


    I think Miles Austin is living up to his contract. Before the Washington game Miles had pretty much the same stats as Dez. Now I do think Miles is getting over paid and I think he will be resigned or restructured besides being released. He has only missed one game this year.
    http://www.spotrac.com/nfl/dallas-cowboys/miles-austin/

    Ratliff will not be cut.
    Ratliff had 18 million guaranteed and still has 4.375 in guarantees left with a prorated signing bonus cap hot of 6 million. It will cost us 10.375 to cut Ratliff or 7 million to keep him and then he can be cut after next year.
  20. Bluestang

    Bluestang Well-Known Member

    5,529 Messages
    722 Likes Received

    If Free wanted to stay in Dallas he could by all means take a pay cut right since he's already been paid his guaranteed money?

    Players do take paycuts to stay with a team...it does happen from time to time.

Share This Page