Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by FuzzyLumpkins, Feb 12, 2014.
Lee is making as much per game as any Cowboy based upon his 9-10 game schedule.
Romo, Ware, Austin & Carr. Witten contract is average for an elite TE & i don't consider it "bad".
Church is solid...we need a rangy saftey to complement him.
Nope but a better front 7 can increase that number for him.
That was his tender amount; however, after training camp they gave him the choice of taking the veteran minimum or be cut. His actual salary ended up as about 700k.
Ware's salary next year is 13.75M, not 18M.
Do we have any good non-rookie contracts? Seriously.
I think the better question would be "What good contracts excluding rookie deals do the Cowboys have?" There may be a good argument that the answer is none.
Witten's deal was excellent. The Church deal is excellent. Bernadeau will start and make under $2m. Doug Free's contract is good at $3m this season. They did get him to take a pay cut which says something. Ware's contract has been good value for the course of it.
The point to take away from this is that the Ratliff and Austin contracts are about to be jettisoned off the cap and because the Ware deal is at the end it is what it is when cutting him and not some giant acceleration.
Too much logic and rational thought for this place, man. But I agree. The Ratliff money coming off will be good.
In the future, we should ideally only hand out extensions to players who display absolute game-breaking ability, or game-changing ability. QB, Left Tackle, WR, edge rusher. And I think we should only extend guys until about age 32 dependent upon position.
Unless Murray becomes Adrian Peterson next year, too, I would absolutely not extend him and that's just business. That money absolutely would be better spent divided among other positions that are key cogs, or re-invested in fresh legs at the RB position.
The Lee deal is still under market, as is the Romo deal. Scandrick was a great sign and most of the rest of the team is still on their rookie deals. They have a fairly young team.
Dallas is in cap DISASTER
Romo makes them competitive for what? missed the playoffs in 5 out of the last 6 years. made the playoffs only 3 times in 8 years as a starter. if that's making a team competitive. i feel sorry for the team. Romo's contract is a bad contract.
Just be ready for the inevitable 6 year, $65 Million contract that Terrance Williams will get after he gets his first 1000+ yard season...
Using your reasoning, they might as well cut Romo and get a trained chimp from the zoo and pay him peanuts.
With Romo, this team has a fighting chance to compete each week. They may not win but there is a chance to be competitive. Without Romo, this team would be drafting in the top 3.
Actually the question should've been: What good contracts do we have ?
The list would be a lot shorter.
The Ratliff contract was awful in retrospect but also in retrospect I count 4 deals for veteran starters that are excellent value.
Yeah, but we have to look at the fact that we have to restructure Romo, Lee, Carr, and countless others, which means guaranteeing them more money in the future. I hate being in a position where you have an aging, declining player and can't get rid of them.
You don't guarantee anymore money in the future by restructuring. And you don't make it harder for you to cut them. You are merely paying for it in the future when the cap will go up and the hit will be smaller. It's a no-interest loan.
Aren't you converting non guaranteed base salary to guaranteed bonus in these restructures? Otherwise, why would a player agree?