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Cowboys to restructure Carr's Contract

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by mortboy, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. mortboy

    mortboy Active Member

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    The Cowboys will restructure Carr’s contract, which will save about $10.5 million in space, and can look to rework the deals of DeMarcus Ware and Jason Witten, which would create about $6.5 million in space. A new deal for Romo would likely cut his $16.8 million salary-cap figure in half.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas/cowboys/post/_/id/4705698/cowboys-hold-personnel-talks-this-week

    Just realized that this article was from yesterday. Hope it isn't a duplicate on here. Sorry if it is.
  2. DBOY3141

    DBOY3141 Well-Known Member

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    So that's about 25 million in saved space? So with those 4 deals, they would now be 3-5 under the cap??
  3. bkight13

    bkight13 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    And then there is Free, Austin, Connor and Ratliff. They can be cut or re-worked to get another $10M, plus they can borrow $3M from future caps if they really need to get someone. Not to bad considering the $5M penalty.
  4. CowboysYanksLakers

    CowboysYanksLakers Well-Known Member

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    Please cut Free now and get it over with... I would cut Ratliff to send a message.
  5. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    Free will save 7mil

    Broaddus said from word he's hearing at Vr Dallas will not do anything with Miles deal. He either plays better or will be cut.

    Connor will be cut saving 2 mil

    Ratliff IMO should be cut. And i think if Dallas stays virtually pat at DT then he'll stay. If they go out and sign FA and draft DT. Id say he's gone. Freeing up 1 mil.

    Id like to see them free up about 10-15 mil. Then go and sign a couple Lower guys along the DL. Okoye, Ty Warren types.

    Maybe a WR like Devery Henderson, or Louis Murphy.
  6. DBOY3141

    DBOY3141 Well-Known Member

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    Those messages don't work. Until Goodell starts banning players from the league for incidents with the law, it's no different than most work places in America.

    On the cap, hope they can find some room to add Brandon Moore from the NYJ as our new RG.
  7. ABQcowboyJR

    ABQcowboyJR Well-Known Member

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    I just don't buy that....why would Romo sign that deal?:confused:
  8. SDCowboy85

    SDCowboy85 Well-Known Member

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    Assuming he gets a 5 years, most of the money will probably be pushed to the last 2 years. He gets the money either way. He'll get his monster new contract, but it can be made to be much less than $17mil per year for the first 3.
  9. ABQcowboyJR

    ABQcowboyJR Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I guess it just depends on the deal, but to cut next years cap hit in half I would imagine his 4th and 5th year cap hit would have to be like 25M.
  10. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    Cuts his cap figure down. He will still get a new contract with a big signing bonus. Bonuses are prorated over the life of the contract as far as the cap figure is concerned.
  11. Boys122

    Boys122 Well-Known Member

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    Where's Adam, the cap guru for the forum when we need him?
  12. AsthmaField

    AsthmaField Outta bounds

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    Romo will do that in part because he will get a good chunk of that money up front in signing bonus, which will be spread out over the life of the contract. He still gets the money and gets it up front, but the actual 2013 cap hit will be about half of what it is now.
  13. NinePointOh

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    A lower cap number doesn't mean he gets less money. A $25 million signing bonus buys just as much as a $25 million salary, but the cap hit for the signing bonus is prorated over the duration of the contract.

    Plus, the signing bonus is guaranteed money, and the extension means he'll have job security for a longer period of time.
  14. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    More money is........more money.

    His base salary is all he is going to get unless he has a roster bonus in there.

    Looks like he'll make 11.5M via weekly checks.

    Signing a new deal likely gives him 20M guaranteed right up front and another couple million in base salary.
  15. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    People on this board need to start doing basic math and not calling on an expert to explain simple stuff over and over
  16. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    What this means is that we are screwed. Our cap is going to be in horrible shape in a couple of seasons. Welcome back to 2000 if this is true.
  17. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Just about the smartest move they could make.

    They cut him right now and only have about 4.5M in cap charges. Cut him next season and it's 3M

    If they restructure this year, next year they could have about 7M in cap charges if they cut him.

    Also, not restructuring keeps his cap numbers where they are which isn't too bad......7-8M for the next 3 years. Even if he misses some time, that's still not a bad number for a guy of his ability.
  18. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    Cutting Ratliff saves 1 mill?

    No it does not. We owe 6 mill on his SB. His 2013 Salary is 5 mill. My guess is that you are thinking the difference between the remaining 6 mill of his bonus and the 7 mill we'd be charged against the cap is 1 mill.

    What you are missing -- and I know this has been brought up about a million times -- is that Ratliff's 2013 salary is guaranteed. He gets that 5 mill regardless so there are no savings here.
  19. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    Not true. 2013 salary is guaranteed.
  20. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Is it? I wasn't aware.

    They don't have that on spotrac.

    Well, either way not restructuring keeps his future cap hits low and gives the team to cut him with less cap charges.

    Thanks though.

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