I have calculated the 2014 cap numbers. I know there were reports of the Cowboys being 31M over, but by my calculations they are only 18.8M over prior to any restructures. This includes dead-money from cutting Ratliff (6.9M) and from a few other players. Rule of 51 (the off-season cap rule): 141M Projected 2014 cap: 123M Over: (141M-123M) 18.8M Savings from Restructures Romo: 10,128,000 Carr: 5,328,000 Witten: 3,328,000 Lee: 3,728,000 Scandrick: 2,128,000 Total Savings from Restructures Above: 24.64M Restructure Savings - Over = 24.64M - 18.8M = 5.84M The 1st year of Brandon Carr's 50M contract had a cap hit of 3.6M. That is 7.2% of the total contract value. Using the 5.84M available and using the 7.2% from Carr's contract as an estimate for the 1st year cap hit, they can sign players to 80M total contract value for a 1st year cap hit of 5.84M. June 1st Cuts: Ware: 2014 Cap Savings 12.25M Austin: 2014 Cap Savings 5.5M Total Ware/Austin 17.75M Summary: They can sign free agents for a total contract value of about 80M and then free up 17.75M on June 1st to sign draft picks and give new contracts to players like Dez and Tyron Smith.