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Cowboys to restructure Carr's Contract

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

  1. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    Part of his 18 mill guaranteed -- only 10 mill in SB.

    People say it is a bad deal -- but really we just added two years of commitment. After this year we save 1.5 mill to cut him - or we could keep him for 5.5 mill a year (if he performs well in 2013, that's a good deal for a quality DT). After that he's got silly salaries of 7, 7.5, and 10.5 mill. I doubt that when he signed the deal, he expected to see those years ... yet people scream about the size of the deal and length, totally ignoring that 3 years and 25 mill of it is total fantasy.
  2. Bowdown27

    Bowdown27 Well-Known Member

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    Great news us cutting the cap down this quickly. Can't wait for the combine and free agency
  3. Reverend Conehead

    Reverend Conehead Well-Known Member

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    I thought Free was already cut.
  4. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    We talking about Miles Austin?
  5. nake

    nake Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I really don't know much about this, but I'm sure Romo will get more than 20 mil guaranteed.
  6. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    We'll see. I was just throwing it out there. I'm sure he'll likely get more as well but not all of it is going to be signing bonus. They'll probably guarantee the first 2 years of his contract on top of the SB.
  7. Vinnie2u

    Vinnie2u Well-Known Member

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    So now Romo is worth 20-25 mil a year. That's like 20% of the salary cap. We not talking Brady or Manning here folks.
  8. Boys122

    Boys122 Well-Known Member

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    I was being sarcastic, but ok. I'll try harder next time, teach.
  9. Titleist

    Titleist Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, that was my understanding as well. A little confused here.
  10. honyock

    honyock Well-Known Member

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    Some of that guaranteed money will be spread out over the life of the new contract. I don't see a $20M per year deal coming. Romo's cap hit for 2013 should be well under $10M. The problem comes, as ABQCowboy pointed out, later in the contract. The cap hits in 2016 and 2017 (if he signs a 5 year deal), will be pretty high if we decide to part ways with him.
  11. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    Why? Does it personally hurt you if Adam is asked about something?
  12. Vinnie2u

    Vinnie2u Well-Known Member

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    I get that but what I'm saying is that signing him long term continues the cycle of bad contracts. The bubble gonna burst. As far is tony is concerned I rather not restructure And bite the bulllet now. My opinion of course.
  13. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    Rat.

    The Austin deal is great - it is already at the point where he costs less to cut than keep. We owe like 4.5 or so in SB against the cap for him. We've got him for the next two years at little over 12 mill total. In that context, 6 mill a year is decent for a guy who was in the top 25 in receiving yards last year

    Obviously you want more out of him, but what he's getting over the next few years isn't ridiculous.
  14. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    20 mill guaranteed is not the same about 20-25 mill a year.
  15. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    I didn't realize you could restructure a deal so soon after signing one. Can you restructure a deal more than once?
  16. Picksix

    Picksix A Work in Progress

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    You're right about the history of bad contracts, but in this case, I'd say it's different. Romo is no Tom Brady, true, but he is very good, and replacing him won't be easy, unless we hit on a draft pick. He's worth a big contract simply because right now we don't have a viable replacement option. It's not like we have Aaron Rodgers waiting in the wings. Now, we need to find one in the next couple of years, but no guarantees. And if we don't, well, then we join the list of teams looking for their franchise QB. It's a tough call, but I say at this point you don't have much choice than to give him an extension.
  17. nake

    nake Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Well, the good news is Jerry needs to sign Romo to fix the cap problem for next season, and Romo will want to sign a contract to avoid getting franchised a time or two and then hit the open market at 34 or 35. I'm sure they will get a deal done.
  18. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    You can restructure every year.
  19. Wood

    Wood Well-Known Member

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    expect big dead money cap hits on Ware and Witten down road.
  20. dogberry

    dogberry Well-Known Member

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    When does the NFL get new tv contracts? Any guess on how big the increase will be?

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