Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by xwalker, Jan 4, 2014.
Dallas doesnt have 51 players on contract for next yr
Yeah they could sign guys with 3 mil that first yr. But what happens the 2nd and 3rd yr when that Salary balloons? And Dallas is right back to being in this situation again?
I think the best thing for Dallas to do is to wait until these bad contracts are out of Dallas. 2015 would be a great yr to start.
My top 51 already includes K Dan Bailey with a 2014 RFA second round tender, estimated at $2.124M, which is the minimum 5% increase from 2013.
If the team elects to use the first round tender, it's estimated at $3.022M, a difference of $0.898K.
I also included P Chris Jones with an exclusive rights free agent tender ($570K, the 2014 2nd yr minimum).
The team will only need around $1.7M in additional room for its draft class.
Any time a new salary is added to the top 51 during the off-season, you also have to subtract the salary of the player getting replaced.
As an example, if we release Phil Costa (+ $1.5M), Ray Dominguez (- $0.495K) takes his place in the top 51 for a net savings of $1.005M.
Bryan Broaddus has said in the past Dallas likes to hold a couple of million in reserve to account for injuries during the season.
So, if we go with $13.3M in room as a starting point, it could decrease to $12.402M if Bailey is tendered at the 1st round level.
The draft choices will account for around $1.7M in room, which would drop the total available to $10.702M, but the rookies don't need to be signed right away and free agency begins in March whereas the draft is in May this year.
Austin's $5M plus in cap room (as a June cut) would also be available by the time the team started signing the rookies, which brings us to more than $15.702M.
Subtract $2M to hold in reserve for in-season injuries and we are looking at more than $13.702M
The only thing I can't account for is current players who met contract incentives in 2013 that aren't public record.
Barry Church has around $3M in incentives in his deal per a story today on the Mothership.
I do know Sean Lee failed to play 80% of the defensive snaps, so he has not yet activated the 2015 salary escalator ($1.5M) in his contract which will bump his salary that year to $4M. He can still do it by playing 80% of the snaps in 2014.
Any such incentives met in 2013 that will effect the 2014 cap will eventually get leaked out.
2015? No, they don't.
2014? They do, at least when you go ahead and add on Dan Bailey and Chris Jones, as I did.
The team also has six players signed to futures deals at the moment, those are the salaries I used when needed for projected future moves like releasing Phil Costa, Justin Durant and Miles Austin.
So whats more important? signing FA or resigning Dez and tyron?
Heres a interesting read. Especially the end people dont take that into account.
Yep, if you looked at the list of cap hits that I posted from my spreadsheet, I just used the amount from #49 for #50 and #51. They will sign some players to futures contract soon if they haven't already. In fact I think I saw a report where they signed some of the practice squad players.
They have 56 under contract now.
With what Dallas will need to get under the cap do you see this team having 51 players at the start of the yr? I dont. Not until after the draft.
Only 51 players count against the cap in the off-season (rule of 51).