July, 21, 2011 Jul 212:37PM ... http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas/cowb...oys?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter Now comes more talk the salary cap is in name only. It might be a soft cap which allows teams to spend what they want without penalty. Lance Zierlein of the Houston Chronicle says teams over the salary cap might not get penalized or forced to cut veterans they need. Says Zierlein: "In fact, there may not be any penalties for teams who are over the $120 million dollar threshold. What that would allow teams to do is hang onto veterans, if they so choose, without penalty. What was less clear to me was whether or not we’ll actually even see a salary cap. It is my understanding that for the first few years of this deal, the “cap” on spending could be soft or even non-existant."