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Toadofsteel
02-28-2013, 09:23 AM
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000145773/article/demarcus-ware-restructures-dallas-cowboys-contract

Get ready for them to be in cap hell for a very long time...

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Ntegrase96
02-28-2013, 11:13 AM
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000145773/article/demarcus-ware-restructures-dallas-cowboys-contract

Get ready for them to be in cap hell for a very long time...

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I'm not sure if there is a difference in philosophy with allocation of cap space between the Giants and Cowboys, but the Cowboys restructuring contracts is not as big of deal as it sounds. The restructures are triggers that are built into the contract for the purpose of clearing up cap space. Basically if they need the extra space they can create it without hurting future plans. There's still some balance to it as you cannot circumvent the cap... restructure a contract, don't restructure another (ie: maybe restructuring Ware but not Romo... Romo's numbers don't hurt us any longer after 2013), or maybe just flat out release a guy that's ineffective.


This year is no different than last year or the year before and so on and so forth. It's not very dissimilar to past years where everyone thought Washington would be strapped for cap space, only to see them sign 2 or 3 big FAs in the same off season.

Toadofsteel
02-28-2013, 11:24 AM
Generally when restructures happen, the signing bonus will be due no matter what, it's just spread across the remaining life of the contract. That's why Eli Manning counts 20 million against the cap, but is only getting actually paid something like 14 million. He restructured last year, which converted damn near his entire salary that year into a signing bonus, which meant only the 7 million of the signing bonus actually counted. But now that tacks on another 7 million for each of the next 2-3 years (I can't remember how long his contract is for).

Restructuring is basically taking out a loan from future years for cap space...

Ntegrase96
02-28-2013, 11:57 AM
No I get that. But one thing it seems like everyone forgets when discussing future cap is that players age and become dead weight, and since the end of '08 Dallas has not been afraid to churn the roster. There will be some turnover of larger contracts the Cowboys choose to cut loose-- there has been every year and future years will be no different. There are a lot of solid contributors on the team that don't have a long shelf life that either command a lot of cap space now, or are projected to occupy a large 2nd contract.

Will Dallas be in excellent shape with the cap in the next few years? No, but then again no team that actually spends ever will be. But they'll be in good enough shape to sign a few free agents here and there while being able to retain guys like Bryant, Lee, Smith, etc.