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News: DC.com: Reality Check Spagnola: Cap Dollars Must Be Spent Wisely

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  1. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    Reality Check
    Spagnola: Cap Dollars Must Be Spent Wisely
    Mickey Spagnola



    http://www.dallascowboys.com/news/news.cfm?id=D5B00F5A-CCFB-7133-EE3D4B2D3CA7F0C4




    IRVING, Texas - Too, too bad this ain't Fantasy Football.

    Then the Cowboys could go off into free agency 11 days from now and take one of these and one of these and one of these, and not just any ol' guy, but the best available at all the positions.

    Just go get them the best backup quarterback available.

    The best cornerback . . . guard . . . safety . . . pass rusher . . . wide receiver . . . punter . . . linebacker or two (inside and out) . . . fullback . . . defensive end.

    Darn salary cap, putting the damper on all these pipe dreams taking on a life of their own this time of year when fans of every team in the NFL love to play GM, coming up with so many bright ideas to fill glaring holes, suggesting their GM spend money hand over fist so they too can stage a tickertape parade two days after the Super Bowl.

    Darn reality.

    Because in the NFL, no matter what someone might tell you or how many perceived loopholes you might think there are, there is a salary cap – a hard salary cap susceptible to only so much massaging, placing a definite governor on spending. Baseball this isn't. No Yankees allowed...
  2. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    Here's the meat:

    ...Not only does Jerry speak of Stephen Jones, the keeper of the cap, but also his assistants, Todd Williams, the director of football administration, and Adam Prasifka, listed as "player personnel," but really more of a mathematical savant. Seemingly the lives of Williams and Prasifka are dictated by the salary cap. They are the X and O guys of the cap and contract structures.

    So at this point, with Monday's deadline looming to franchise players and tender restricted and exclusive rights tenders, the Cowboys currently have like $12.6 million in available cap space. Those exclusive tenders will eat up almost another $2 million, assuming they all are tendered. And then add $1.6 million to that for the projected restricted tender to fullback Tony Fiammetta.

    And, if the Cowboys cannot or choose not to sign outside linebacker Anthony Spencer to a long-term extension and decide to franchise him, well that's another $8.8 million against the cap and a good reason why they indeed might franchise him to buy some extra time to continue negotiating a long-term deal while his rights are protected.

    Now I'm told the Cowboys, if they so choose, can restructure a couple of contracts to create more cap room, like enough to take that $12.6 figure to roughly $20 million. That certainly would help – might be a necessity....
  3. Fla Cowpoke

    Fla Cowpoke Well-Known Member

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    Things that make you go hmmmm???

    The Cowboys have a mathematical savant name Adam that works the sal cap numbers.

    Just sayin.
  4. Fla Cowpoke

    Fla Cowpoke Well-Known Member

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    By the way, to show how dumb Mickey is...we won't have to clear 5-6M for the rookies.....probably closer to half that. If we kept all the draft picks, they just knock the bottom 7 contracts off the top 51...which is about 3m. The next increase to the cap will only be about 3m.
  5. RS12

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    Not off to a good start so far.
  6. Fla Cowpoke

    Fla Cowpoke Well-Known Member

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    By the way, to show how dumb Mickey is...we won't have to clear 5-6M for the rookies.....probably closer to half that. If we kept all the draft picks, they just knock the bottom 7 contracts off the top 51...which is about 3m. The net increase to the cap will only be about 3m.
  7. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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  8. cowboy_ron

    cowboy_ron You Can't Fix Stupid

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    I feel like Carr will be a Cowboy..not sure after that
  9. djmajestik

    djmajestik Well-Known Member

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    Adam JT? Is that you?

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