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Twitter: Henry Melton's Contract Details

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Little Jr, Mar 18, 2014.

  1. Common Sense

    Common Sense Well-Known Member

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    I don't understand why anyone would complain about this pickup.
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  2. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    It's amazing. Thanking the bears but really showing, knowing that the star is... Well, not just any star. The Dallas cowboys star. Lol

    Quote,
    Thank you chicago for the best 5 years of my life!.... I can't wait to begin the next chapter of my life... With a star on my helmet.

    8:17 PM - 18 Mar 2014
  3. Kaiser

    Kaiser Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I think at this point they wait for the prices to come down, but I think later on they sign a DE, a WR with deep speed and a Will.
  4. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed...part 2 Zone Supporter

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    pfft - cause they're realists.
  5. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    I can't complain about the economics of this deal. All involved deserve to take a bow.

    Nice work fellas!

    :D
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  6. CT Dal Fan

    CT Dal Fan Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. Dallas signs a Pro Bowl player on a low risk, high reward contract that only takes up $2.75 million of cap space. Melton can be cut before the 2015 league year and is off the books. If not, he's a Cowboy through 2017. This is easily one of the smartest deals the Cowboys have ever handed out.
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  7. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed...part 2 Zone Supporter

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    who are you and what have you done with stasheroo???? :)
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  8. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    My, errr his, account has been hacked!

    ;)
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  9. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    Great contract. His guarantee will be paid out in his '15 base salary, which clears him from our books after that year.
  10. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    Someone understands cap management!
  11. unionjack8

    unionjack8 Well-Known Member

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    I have actually read that he deal is ALREADY structured in this very way, to count $3m per year in years 2-4.
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  12. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl You already know why I'm here Staff Member

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    Per Archer

    The Cowboys gave Melton, who is coming back from a torn anterior cruciate ligament, a $1 million signing bonus as part of the deal he agreed to Tuesday night with a $1.25 million base salary. He can earn an extra $78,125 per week if he is on the 46-man roster, maxing out at $1.25 million. His first-year cap number at present is $1.734 million but will grow through the season each week he is on the gameday roster.

    The kicker in the deal comes in 2015 when he would earn a fully guaranteed $9 million base salary. The base salaries in 2016-17 are $7.5 million each.

    There are also $1.5 million in incentives in the deal for playing time and sacks in 2014.

    The Cowboys have to exercise the option on the final three years of the deal by the first day of the 2015 league year. If they don't, then they would have $750,000 in dead money on the cap and Melton will be an unrestricted free agent.

    Read more: http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas/cowboys/post/_/id/4725914/breaking-down-henry-meltons-contract
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  13. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    That makes me happy. Simply put - get the QB.
  14. ConstantReboot

    ConstantReboot Well-Known Member

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    I don't think that Hatcher and even Ware was saying pay me. Ware was willing to renegotiate his contract to stay and they basically told Hatcher to take a hike without giving him an offer. Basically, I think we kind gave these guys who was detrimental to our defense the cold shoulder. They went out to test the market and other teams paid them more then we can offer.

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