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We can use both franchise and transition tag

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by NorthwestDallas40, Jan 15, 2020.

  1. NorthwestDallas40

    NorthwestDallas40 rpatricc

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    Because 2020 is the the “final league year” of the existing CBA, a quirk in the CBA allows a team to apply BOTH the franchise and transition tag this year. While not great for this year’s cap, we conceivably could franchise Dak and transition Amari. That would allow us to keep Dak for $30-35m and match any offer Amari receives on the open market. This may explain why we were in no rush to sign either of them in 2019. Team does have some leverage.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.es...irks-a-big-effect-2020-offseason?platform=amp
     
  2. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    Yes, some of us have posted about that dozens of times, but a reminder thread is probably good.
     
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  3. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    wow. thanks for point out what has been discussed about 90 times now!
     
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  4. NorthwestDallas40

    NorthwestDallas40 rpatricc

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    Sorry, missed those posts. Good to know that we don’t have to rush to sign Amari to an above-market contract, like Jerry probably would have. If we don’t like his number, let him try to find a better deal on the open market.
     
  5. NorthwestDallas40

    NorthwestDallas40 rpatricc

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    I’ve also read others who’ve posted we can only use one. Sorry that I made you read this though
     
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  6. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    No guarantees that they won't hold out, but it gives the team more time to get the contracts done if needed.

    Hopefully, they just get the Dak contract done. The media will make it a distraction if he had not signed a new contract by training camp.

    I would not be opposed to using one tag on Byron Jones unless there is a free agent they prefer. That would give them time to draft and develop another CB.
     
  7. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    Nothing wrong with creating a thread about it.

    Many people still don't know and many still won't know a few weeks from now despite your thread and dozens of posts about it.
     
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  8. Verdict

    Verdict Well-Known Member

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    I am literally laughing so hard right now I am crying. Seriously. Lol.
     
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  9. Reality

    Reality Admin

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    .. on the same player? :D :D




    :muttley:
     
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  10. Verdict

    Verdict Well-Known Member

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    In unrelated news have you guys heard Garrett was not renewed?
     
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  11. Verdict

    Verdict Well-Known Member

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    Don’t sweat it bro. I have done the same thing. I think I even reminded myself that Dez was cut in multiple threads in the same day.
     
  12. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Moderator

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    You mean Stephen? And no he wouldn't have BTW.
     
  13. StarBoyz83

    StarBoyz83 Well-Known Member

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    I see no way Dallas can afford to tag both dak and cooper. Tagging dak alone will be hard.
     
  14. Verdict

    Verdict Well-Known Member

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    It would probably be cheaper to tag them this year than what their contract will be. You can’t defer the cap hit, but the total cap dollars over time will probably be less.

    It would be cheaper long term to sign Dak. If we franchise Cooper there is no way he will be here next year because salary will start at 2nd tag amount unless the player is extra reasonable.
     
  15. Verdict

    Verdict Well-Known Member

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    I think you can say with a strong degree of probability that if a player gets tagged (other than Dak) that it’s a one year rental only. We should have learned our lesson with Tank.
     
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  16. StarBoyz83

    StarBoyz83 Well-Known Member

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    I have a hard time seeing Dallas sign 27 more people with only 50mil left in cap space after those 2 tags lol
     
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  17. PAPPYDOG

    PAPPYDOG "It was a catchable pass" Zone Supporter

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    This duo if Tagged will confirm our dismal showing will continue.
    Simply stated both are NOT worthy of the Tag as their Talent level doesn't warrant it.
    If you had to tag 1 you go with the WR as he has a bigger talent base and you gave up a no 1 pick for him.
     
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  18. Verdict

    Verdict Well-Known Member

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    We do not have the cap space that most here think we do. Dak is going to eat up a chunk of it.

    I could envision a scenario where Dak gets paid $35m per year over the life of his contract and Cooper and Byron both get tags and BOTH be traded.
     
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  19. BHendri5

    BHendri5 Well-Known Member

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    I just finished reading an article by Nick Eastman stating that we have upwards of 80mil, right now and it can grow because we have 25 expiring contracts as well, then there’s the cap increase that happens every season, right? Anyway Eat MSN’s article states that we can sign both Dak and Cooper and still be active in free agency. So where’s all this other stuff coming from? All season long I have been telling friends that we can sign Dak and Amari and franchise BJ if we want or some other combination.
     
  20. Verdict

    Verdict Well-Known Member

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    We can do whatever we want this year. That’s not really the problem. Over time the bill starts coming due and you end up very tight against the cap.

    We have money available but lots of expiring contracts. Lots of smaller contracts start adding up. The $5m deal for Witten and stuff like that is absurd.

    You can spend money on an impact player but you can’t pay a top 20 player like he is top 5 and that’s pretty much what we have on this team other than Zeke and maybe one or two OL.
     

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