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News: BTB: The Dallas Cowboys 2011-2017 Salary Cap Health Manifesto Part I: You've Been Lied To

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  1. bkight13

    bkight13 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    People knew the cap was going up. They kept it low after taking the players so handily in the last CBA. But the TV deal was always set to go from 1.9b last year to 3.1b this year. Add the new CBS Thurs night deal and it has to go up. Those post-retirement benefits only take so much off the top.

    Kraft and the other owners sold a bill of goods by crying poverty, all the while they were making more money than ever. Everyone believed him when he said the cap would remain flat until 2016, but that was just posturing.
  2. iceberg

    iceberg nothing is nothing Zone Supporter

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    One has nothing to do with the other.
  3. bkight13

    bkight13 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I thought it was a very good article that spelled it out pretty clearly.
  4. iceberg

    iceberg nothing is nothing Zone Supporter

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    Cool. Now watch the dialog fall inline in here cause of a great article.
  5. iceberg

    iceberg nothing is nothing Zone Supporter

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    Then reply to what I said next time.
  6. Carharris2

    Carharris2 Well-Known Member

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    So you feel the author is joking?
    Interesting.
  7. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    of course you know better then anyone else. wow just wow
  8. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    sturm wrote it much better last week and he knows a lot more about this then anyone at BTB.
  9. ljs44

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    Wait a minute. Is he trying to say that the Dallas knew this was going to happen?

    There is NO WAY the Cowboys could be at all prepared for this. Jerry isn't a smart business man at all. He just got totally lucky
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  10. Smith22

    Smith22 Well-Known Member

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    Ware-Disappeared in the 2nd half of the season, again.
    Spencer-OUT
    Crawford-OUT
    Ratliff-OUT
    Lee-Missed games
    Carter-Regressed moving from 3-4 to a 4-3.
    Carr-Played well early, then his play dropped off dramatically after the Lions game.

    That about sums it up.
  11. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Well-Known Member

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    Bottom line is that the Cowboys have been wallowing in mediocrity for many years now. So, among other things, they haven't gotten the best players within the salary cap limitations all teams must deal with.
  12. Carharris2

    Carharris2 Well-Known Member

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    As many have stated the roster has been turned over the last few years. Mediocrity is better than horrible. IMO. No. There's no guarantee higher picks would have made is better.
  13. Common Sense

    Common Sense Well-Known Member

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    Are you saying that proper cap management has nothing to do with winning? The whole point of cap management is to maximize on the field production for every salary cap dollar spent. If you have the highest payroll in the NFL but haven't had a winning season in four years, then something is obviously wrong.
  14. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    Oh, hey. There really IS a part 2.

    http://www.bloggingtheboys.com/2014...2011-2017-salary-cap-health-manifesto-part-ii


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    Cap mismanagement? Still looking for the evidence, we take a look at how Dallas can attack yet another year of being "over the cap" and move forward with the new cap projections.


    In Part One of our Cap Manifesto, we took a deep look into the history of the Dallas Cowboys cap management under the new collective bargaining agreement. 2011 brought in a new era salary cap management and a TV deal waiting to bust the seams wide open. Since the CBA was inked and the lockout was lifted, basically every media outlet has ridiculed and chastised the Cowboys for how they've gone about their financial business. The funny thing was, there isn't a trace of the impending doom and gloom everyone predicted for Dallas.

    There were no cuts of super-productive players, no young stars that weren't able to be re-signed; at least through the 2013 season Dallas has remained impeccably intact.

    In fact, Dallas has made significant signings in each of the last two off seasons. In 2012, they brought in Brandon Carr for a $50 million deal and franchised Anthony Spencer. In 2013, Spencer was franchised again. They've also re-enter QB Tony Romo and MLB Sean Lee.

    Now in Part II,
    with a $133 million cap and expected bumps to $140 and $150 the next two seasons, we look at whether or not Dallas' methodology will continue working or if the bill will finally come due.

    Dallas might not be getting the bang for the Bucks they've been spending, but that's a different a different form of mismanagement then what they are so often accused of.
  15. daveferr33

    daveferr33 Well-Known Member

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    http://sturminator.blogspot.com/
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  16. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    That article could be summed up with, "Dallas spent a bunch of money, added 1 player and ultimately didn't improve so clearly there is no problem".
  17. bkight13

    bkight13 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Denial isn't just a river in Egypt. Sturm's is better because you agree with his incorrect take? Don't think so
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  18. bkight13

    bkight13 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    or "I don't agree with anything about the way Dallas handles handles the cap, so I will ignore anything positive and stick my narrative at all costs"
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  19. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    I think you read the wrong article. That wouldn't be a good title for that piece.
  20. bkight13

    bkight13 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I was quoting your response to the article

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