Crawford needs to restructure

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  1. Corso

    Corso Offseason mode... sleepy time

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    I apologize for saying creating cap space today.
    So I know we save money today by cutting him, but why would it double?
     
  2. Corso

    Corso Offseason mode... sleepy time

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    Yeah... uh huh. Whatever.
     
  3. Corso

    Corso Offseason mode... sleepy time

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    8 milly saved this year and next, or 8 milly saved next year.
    Unless @Sydla can show me how it doubles with a rollover, which is more than you could do.
     
  4. Sydla

    Sydla Well-Known Member

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    It's not quite a double.

    The reason why it increases is because a rollover increases your cap ceiling the next year.

    There is a formula

    Team's Total Cap Limit = NFL Base Salary Cap + Rollover +/- any adjustments

    So here is another example. Player A is a $12MM cap hit this year. Cut him today and he saves you $4MM. Next year, if you play out his contract, you save that $12MM. But if you cut him and roll over, next year, you have $16MM in cap savings (approximately).

    But again it's tough because there are so many moving parts, contracts, etc to pinpoint actual numbers.
     
  5. Corso

    Corso Offseason mode... sleepy time

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    I can sum it up real quick:
    IT DOESN'T DOUBLE HIS CAP SAVINGS
     
  6. Sydla

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    Why are you focusing on double? Its not about doubling anything, it's just how the number work. And it's not really a doubling, as I misstated his cap hit for 2020...........it's not 8MM, it's 9MM. You only save $8MM if you cut him and have to eat $1MM in dead money.

    OK, let's try this again in another crude example.

    - Salary Cap for 2020 is $100MM
    - Salary Cap for 2021 is $110MM
    - Player X has a cap hit of $13MM for just 2020
    - Rest of the players have same cap hit in 2020 and 2021
    - If you cut Player X this year, you save $7MM in cap space
    - If you don't cut Player X, the team is using the full $100MM in space this year.

    So if you don't cut him this year, his contract rolls off in 2021 and your team now has $87MM in cap commitments for 2021. With a cap ceiling of $110MM, the team would then have $23MM in cap space for 2021.

    However, if you cut him now and save $7MM in cap space this year and roll that over, you still only have $87MM in cap commitments for 2021 but then your cap ceiling isn't $110MM, it's $117MM (base cap ceiling of $100MM + $7MM in cap rollover from 2020). Therefore, $117MM cap ceiling minus $87MM in cap commitments, you now have $30MM in cap space for 2021.
     
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  7. Corso

    Corso Offseason mode... sleepy time

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    I said double because you said he has a hit this year of 8/9 and cutting him would open up 16 next year in the post just above.
    That's about double.


    You explain things better than @stasheroo could imagine to try.
    Dude just says "nope".
     
  8. Kaiser

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  9. Sydla

    Sydla Well-Known Member

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    Maybe I misread but you seemed to be suggesting that you still weren't buying this concept of where cutting Crawford today would result in more cap space available to the team in 2021 than if they just let him play out his contract untouched in 2020.
     
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  10. Techsass

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    Well except for the good stuff you say about me. Well OK, I don't remember you ever doing that, but if you did you'd be right about something.
     
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  11. Corso

    Corso Offseason mode... sleepy time

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    Aw crap! I always talk well about you!

    You monster...
     
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  12. Reezy

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    I'm honestly starting to think that they are not going with Griffen because of off the field character issues.

    https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/...n-griffens-mental-state-after-hotel-incident/
     
  13. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    Crawford isn’t anything special but he does more than fans give him credit for. He only appeared in four games last season due to an injury and had one sack. In 2018 he had 5.5 sacks which was a half sack more than DLaw got last season. Crawford can be disruptive and not having him most of the season could be one reason why DLaw had a down year. Crawford’s injury gave Trystan Hill an opportunity and he failed resulting in the Cowboys trading for Bennett. We won’t know if we did enough in the draft to move on from Crawford until we start suiting up players. With his injury problems the Cowboys may move on from him we’ll just have to wait and see.
     
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  14. dallasdave

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    Well said indeed SIR :bow::bow::bow::bow::bow::bow::bow::bow::bow::bow::bow::bow::welcome:
     
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  15. dallasdave

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    Yes, Dallas does not need Crawford :clap::hammer::yourock:.
     
  16. DanA

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    I've got no problem keeping Crawford on his contract if he's 100% healthy and capable of returning to his form prior to 2019. It just seems like that's a big if to me. From what I've read he might be cooked. To me it's got nothing to do with the draft and everything to do with freeing up that money ASAP to sign a free agent that might not be there later on if we don't think he is the player he was.
     
  17. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    Crawford health will determine whether he’s back this season. If he’s healthy he’s probably going to be the best option we have at least until we see what we have with Gallimore. A virtual offseason and whatever we have of training camp if we even have a training camp is probably not going to be enough to get him ready. Everyone is going to be set back by what’s going on right now. There’s only so much you can do virtually to prepare a team.
     
  18. Hennessy_King

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    I see the jag lovers are here in full force. Get rid of him already
     
  19. Typhus

    Typhus Catching Catfish

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    Its a rolling bank account, kind of like Smiths contract, but to a lesser degree.
    Makes no sense to cut or restructure, unless we need the money to sign another FA.
     
  20. Sydla

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    Makes some sense as you can roll his cap savings over to next year.

    He should not be playing this year with a 9MM cap hit.
     
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