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Salary Cap

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by dallasdave, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. Bluestang

    Bluestang Well-Known Member

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    The only dead money we will have in 2013 is Newman's $2M from the June 1st cut.

    Free would more than likely be a June 1st cut in 2013 so he'd carry some dead money on 2013 to.

    We will be in good position again to address serious holes in FA and approach the draft with BPA again.
  2. dallasdave

    dallasdave Well-Known Member

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    Yes, cut Free:bow:
  3. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully Steven is constantly reminding Jerruh that the CAP will not be going up much for several years. So we HAVE to keep that in mind.
  4. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    2012 Dead-Money: $29.77M
    2012 Penalty: $5M

    2013 Dead Money: 2M
    2013 Penalty: 5M

    Therefore, there is 27.77M less Dead-Money in 2013 than in 2012.

    At this time, the actual 2013 projected Salary Cap is meaningless because many contracts will be renegotiated/extended. The important issue is that they will have $27.77M more to work with in 2013.

    Cutting Doug Free will add 4.175M in Dead-Money in both 2013 and 2014; however, he counted 5.375M against the 2012 Cap. Cutting him actually results in 1.2M of salary cap relief in 2013 as compared to 2012, but the player is gone.


    http://cowboyszone.com/forums/showthread.php?p=4467411
    See post #79 by AdamJT13 for 2012 Dead-Money
  5. dallasdave

    dallasdave Well-Known Member

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    Hey, thanks for the info:) Helps to know cutting Free saves money:laugh2:
  6. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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  7. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Oh the irony.
    Levitre fell right to us late in the 2nd round in 2009 and we traded the pick to Buffalo, who then took him.
    Of course we did trade down and get Brewster. sweet.
  8. dallasdave

    dallasdave Well-Known Member

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    Don't know a lot about S:starspin mith- anybody else have info on him?
  9. Mr Cowboy

    Mr Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    http://www.bloggingtheboys.com/2012...management-romo-free-austin-ratllff-scandrick

    i.e. Doug Free's original signing bonus was for $10.3 million spread over four years, or $2.575m added to each year's base salary. The club reworked his deal to drop his 2012 salary to $1.2 million and turned the remaining $4.8m into another signing bonus. So, although his base salary for 2013 remained at $7 million, his cap hit went from $9.575m ($7m base +2.575m SB) to $11.175m ($7m base +2.575m SB +1.6m SB). The cost to release Free, which the Dallas brass never considered it would have to do, now goes up from $5.15m to $8.35 million.


    Now, I'm no capologist, and I hope that I've presented the situation accurately. If not, I apologize for any inconsistencies in the conclusions I'm drawing. If so, I can't help but wonder how in the world Dallas finds itself in this situation yet the Philadelphia Eagles signed any and everyone they could find in 2011 and will be $20 million under the 2013 cap before they release QB Michael Vick from his $100 million contract.

    The six-year contract only paid Vick a $7m signing bonus, and with two years completed would now cost them $4.66m to release him. It will cost the Cowboys almost twice as much to release Doug Free as it will for the Eagles to release Mike Vick.

    What in the world is our front office doing?
  10. Bluestang

    Bluestang Well-Known Member

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    They will designate Free a June 1st cut and spread the dead money over 2 years so that will be $4.175M in 2013 and the same in 2014.

    Vick was guaranteed $32.5M and the Eagles have only paid him $25.3M, the Eagles aren't going to be walking away from that contract very easily.
  11. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Simple. They thought Free would be ok at RT and the thought of cutting him so soon is completely unexpected.
  12. dallasdave

    dallasdave Well-Known Member

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    Signing people like Free to bad contracts.:banghead:
  13. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    signing Free was a gamble just like every other extension that is done. Any one can turn out bad.

    Now the Barber extension was without a doubt the dumbest one Jerruh did; you have a back that always had a limited service life due to how he ran. Then you extend him for that long? THAT WAS STUPID.

    Now at the time we gave Free the extension he had played pretty well as a LT for one full season. He had a prior record of playing well at RT. He was pretty young.

    So you put that all together and you have reason to extend.

    Just goes to show you that any one can go bad
  14. DBOY3141

    DBOY3141 Well-Known Member

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    The cap is a joke. Stephen has already said that if there is a player they want they can find a way to get the player.

    Problem with this organization is.....they have no clue on what players to go after. FA or the draft.

    The reason they have sucked for 17 years is the way they manage the team, not the cap.
  15. PAINFROMUKRAINE

    PAINFROMUKRAINE Active Member

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    Philly manages the Cap and not the Team. How many rings do they have?
  16. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    If Free is cut, then his contract will basically be a 2-year, 17M (8.5M per year average) deal with the Cap Hit spread out over 4-years.

    The actual cap hits would be:
    2011 3.275
    2012 5.375
    2013 4.175
    2014 4.175
  17. DBOY3141

    DBOY3141 Well-Known Member

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    Since the cap came about in the 90's who has had the better run of success?

    Philly by a mile.

    for the last 17 years, the Cowboys have been a joke of a franchise. Super Bowls are nice but the 70's and early 90's are long gone.
  18. Joe Rod

    Joe Rod When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong

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    Brandon Carr and Tony Romo count for 16 million apiece in 2013. both will probably be reworked to shave about twenty million off of the CAP.
  19. SDCowboy85

    SDCowboy85 Well-Known Member

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    If I was Romo, I wouldn't rework anything unless it came with a full new extension and a promise of an overhauled oline. Otherwise, I tell the team to kick rocks.
  20. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    My guess is they hand Carr a big bonus check and roll much of his large base into a SB for cap relief.

    That will free up around 10m dollars.

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