Twitter: FA cuts next week could be a massacre

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  1. ninja

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    Free agents this year are lucky the league put a floor of $175M and the cap will probably be around $180M after throwing some more money in to ease the pain.

    Without the $175M floor, the cap would have been $160M. Imagine the massacre at that number.

    Teams lost on average around $180-220M in 2020. That affects cash flow. All bonuses must be paid in cash up front and some other payments have to go to escrow. 2021 is a guess right now as far as revenue goes. The NFLPA is banking on huge tv contracts in 2023 and hoping teams put big spending on credit cards. I doubt the small market teams like Cin, Jax, Cle, Buf are on board with that.
     
  2. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Editor

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    I don't think there will be anymore than usual. There's ALWAYS a bunch of free agent cuts with a handful of surprises along the way.
     
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  3. ninja

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    I am guessing immediately after they tag him the money has to be available on the cap.

    Dak will sign in a split second for $37M guaranteed even if he can’t pass a physical or play a down this year.
     
  4. DBOY3141

    DBOY3141 Well-Known Member

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    a job is better than no job...some FA's may have to face reality and come down on their asking price or do a 1 year contract.
     
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  5. aria

    aria Well-Known Member

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    I don’t expect any cuts on defense, we’re in the midst of building something special.
     
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  6. ChuckA1

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    That's funny!:lmao:
     
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  7. MrPhil

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    If that is the case, then it would seem like Dallas has some financial work to do between now and the deadline to tag players which I think is the 7th or the 9th.
     
  8. erod

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    Cap is going down. Veterans get hurt a lot. Salaries have skyrocketed. Highly-paid players protect their brand and don't play hurt. Young players play through injury to earn their big payday.

    Why pay huge money for anyone?
     
  9. ninja

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    They don’t have to do much if they don’t intend to tag. They could restructure Zach Martin and Lawrence and be under $180M maybe. Don’t quote me on the number though.
     
  10. MrPhil

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    According to Over The Cap they are sitting at $19M under the projected $180.5M cap and I think that is before any carryover from last season. So, if they dont intend to tag Dak then they dont have to do anything before the 7th or the 9th.
     
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  11. ShortRound131

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    That's not even funny
     
  12. ninja

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    Cool. Even better. Assume around $10M for draft picks and that might leave around $30M or so for FAs. Would need to sign a FA vet QB very quickly if they don’t intend on tagging Dak.
     
  13. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    "Special" is a great word for our defense.
     
  14. rocyaice

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    Yeah it would make no sense at that salary.
     
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  15. rocyaice

    rocyaice Well-Known Member

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    Yeah this just seems to be par for the course. Until a All Pro gets cut.....this is the same ol' routine.
     
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  16. Turk

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    Unlikely we will need more than $5 million in cap space to sign our rooks; the teams that need $10 million pick in the top 5.
     
  17. garyv

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    Unless the Cowboys brass (Quinn) thinks hes a liability when playing
     
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  18. hittheskids

    hittheskids Well-Known Member

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    Well, 80% of what you were making is better than 0%. Welcoming athletes to the real world.
     
  19. MrPhil

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    If they don't tag Dak, I would expect them to sign a vet and draft one.
     
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  20. john van brocklin

    john van brocklin Captain Comeback

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    It's really kind of sad...
     
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