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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:27 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Williams just signed a reserve contract that means its not guaranteed. So he got some up front money($10,000) and a invitation to training camp. Has no impact on whether they re-sign Murray in the off season.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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We COULD have both Dez and Demarco if Romo restructured his salary.  Brady, one of the best to ever play the game, just did it for the SECOND time in his career. Ultimate team player. Romo needs to follow and be a team player. Rothlisberger did a few years ago as well. Step Up Tony!


You want to keep Murray, ask Dez to take less, that will do it.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GEE....SOUNDS LIKE SOMETHING I SAID IN A SHORTER VERSION.

Fish’s Cowboys 2015 Salary Cap Roster Primer .. clip and save this! January 15, 2015 9:12 AM

IRVING - The "Cowboys cap hell" memes have steered you wrong. The Dallas Cowboys' salary-cap circumstances now, more than ever, include an almost endless assortment of choices, tools, levers, triggers ... Or, if you prefer to insist that Jerry Jones' NFC East champs are in mythical "cap hell'' ...  shovels, to dig their way out.
Let's bullet-point our way through this starting with what sounds like an absurd thesis:
The Cowboys can afford anybody they want. The Cowboys can do anything they want.
Including ... build the 2015 roster by first carving out an incredible total of $49 million of room!
Here goes ...
*Dallas has about $4.5 mil left of space to roll over into 2015.
*The projected salary cap for next season currently stands between $140 and $145 million. For this exercise, I'm projecting the cap for 2015 to be $142.5 million.
*The Cowboys have $138.3 million committed to salaries for 44 players for 2015. So go with $8 mil of room for now.
Now, let's start carving:
*Tony Romo is slated as a $27.8 mil cap hit. Want to reduce that?
There's a restructure that moves $16 mil from base salary to signing bonus (his base would still have to be league-minimum, roughly $1 mil prorated over five years, and would give the Cowboys an additional $12.8 million of  cap space.
*This is a good point to note: I'm not necessarily recommending Dallas do this, or any of the other tools I'm about to detail. I'm not yet predicting it, either (though I bet the Cowboys will restructure Romo in some form.)
*Jason Witten’s total cap hit of $8.5 million still carries one final year of big signing bonus hit. It would probably behoove the team to keep Witten one last year before walking away prior to 2016. But for the sake of the argument: If the Cowboys were to move on from Witten prior to '15, the club would reap savings of just under $3.3 million with a dead money impact of $5.24 mil on the '15 cap.
*Brandon Carr, as a June 1st cut, would have its benefits. Dallas would get $8 mil in 2015 cap space to work with. The downside is that $7.4 million would now be 2016 dead money, but the pain is greatly lessened to tear up Carr’s deal in this manner and start anew.
*Doug Free has $12 mil earmarked currently. ... but that's a mirage. He's actually a free agent. Signing Free to a two- or three- year deal could still see Dallas saving about $3 million off this cap hit.
*Henry Melton, in the likely event Dallas chose to move on completely from him, would only cause the team to eat $750,000 in dead money, meaning the move would save them $8.5 mil off their projected cap hit.
*Dallas will only need about $2.5 million of their space to sign their rookie class in the upcoming draft.
*Tyron Smith's huge contract offers the choice to turn any future year of his 10-year extension from base salary to signing bonus. This is, in effect, a $9-mil safety valve whenever Dallas chooses to use it.
*Dez Bryant needs a new deal. As I reported when the Tyron deal went down, it helps Dez, not hurts Dez.  Flip that Tyron switch and Dallas would seemingly have more than enough to sign WR Dez Bryant to his long-term 100-mil deal.
How can it for? A $20-mil signing bonus and a $1-mil base salary would put his 2015 cap hit at $6 million.
A franchise tag might be coming. But an ensuing deal for Dez needn't be that difficult.
*The Cowboys could make qualifying offers to their RFAs of Leary, Harris and Beasley and spend another $6 million there.
This solidifies their starting offensive line, wide receivers and their special teams.
*Want a little more room? Reap some savings by moving on from players such as Terrell McClain and Mack Bernadeau, individually worth more than $1 mil of base salary each.
*The Cowboys need to buy some linebackers. Rolando McClain signed for a $3-mil cap hit in 2015? Keep Bruce Carter or Justin Durant for less than that?
*Without using all these triggers and tools, I’ve got Dallas still having over $12m in “useable” space remaining.
Go nuts and use all the tools? You  could have, in theory, $49 MILLION of ROOM!
*So Dallas CAN sign DeMarco Murray. (Not that I believe that's happening.) CAN pursue Suh. (Again, a wild hypothetical but worth the discussion now that you know the numbers.) CAN pay Dez whatever it takes. (While trying to convince him that the more he's paid, the fewer puzzle pieces the Cowboys can support him with.)
So there is no "cap hell." There is simply the budget and the room and the ways to make it all fit.
Now we're ready to discuss it all ... and the Cowboys themselves are ready to act.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hawk wrote:
zigomanis18 wrote:
We COULD have both Dez and Demarco if Romo restructured his salary.  Brady, one of the best to ever play the game, just did it for the SECOND time in his career. Ultimate team player. Romo needs to follow and be a team player. Rothlisberger did a few years ago as well. Step Up Tony!


I thought it was a well known fact that Tyron and Romo, had this built into their contracts.

I was watching Mike and Mike and their consensus was that Murray is the guy the Cowboys need to keep right now. But I see the Cowboys signed Williams locking him up on the team.

Dez is one of JJ's pets, but I think JG does't have those same feelings.


Let's be clear. When players restructure their salary, they are not giving up any money. They are simply converting some of it to a signing bonus that can be spread out of the balance of the contract.

As for the Salary Cap, there is this in the Dallas Morning News:

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The Cowboys enter this offseason in much better shape than they were a year ago. They’re actually a few million under the projected 2015 salary cap. What’s more: The Cowboys can free up about $44.5 million of salary cap space in 2015 with a few moves. That would certainly allow them to bring back both Dez Bryant and DeMarco Murray. Staff Writer Brandon George explains how Dallas can do it:


Here is how they would do it.

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1) The Cowboys can create $15.5 million when right tackle Doug Free’s deal voids in mid-February.




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2) The Cowboys have a three-year, $24 million option on defensive tackle Henry Melton they aren’t likely to pick up that will free up $9 million in space in 2015.


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3) Quarterback Tony Romo has the NFL’s highest 2015 cap hit at $27.773 million. But the Cowboys can create $12.8 million of cap room by converting $16 million of Romo’s $17 million base salary into a signing bonus. Pushing more possible dead money down the road on a soon-to-be 35-year-old quarterback coming off of two back surgeries is certainly risky.


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4) The Cowboys can create $8 million more in cap space if they decide to make cornerback Brandon Carr a post-June 1 cut.


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5) The Cowboys can add $8.16 million of more 2015 cap room by turning $10.2 million of left tackle Tyron Smith’s fully guaranteed $11.039 million base salary in 2015 into signing bonus money.


I still think Murry is a goner. The tear just can't keep giving huge contracts to the offense while ignoring the defense. Until they fix this defense they will never win a Super Bowl.

How many more years will I be saying this?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The most important thing was to protect Romo, and we still need some work doing that.

Its not signing bonus its actually guaranteed money.

Garrett has said since day 1 its a process, Defensive help is coming.

I don't want to make a list of WRer's who have been overpaid by the Cowboys.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hawk wrote:
The most important thing was to protect Romo, and we still need some work doing that.

Its not signing bonus its actually guaranteed money.

Garrett has said since day 1 its a process, Defensive help is coming.

I don't want to make a list of WRer's who have been overpaid by the Cowboys.


Make a list but it won't include Dez.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BevoMav wrote:
Hawk wrote:
The most important thing was to protect Romo, and we still need some work doing that.

Its not signing bonus its actually guaranteed money.

Garrett has said since day 1 its a process, Defensive help is coming.

I don't want to make a list of WRer's who have been overpaid by the Cowboys.


Make a list but it won't include Dez.


If we pay the child, he'll be the most over paid player in the NFL cyclops_ani
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Come on what other team has an offensive player who runs on the field after a defensive play. Don't need Garrett when Dez can yell at the refs.

Give Dez what he wants, with other players being asked to take less. Well to me that's pure stupidity. You risk the chance of ruining the morale on this whole team.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dez is the best player at his position in the NFL. The reason the passing game works so well is 95% of the time...according to Tony Romo...he is double covered. That puts single on every other player on the field.

and the great advantage to this..Romo knows it when he steps up to the line of scrimmage.

but..go ahead and hate on Dez..ye of tiny brains.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BevoMav wrote:
Dez is the best player at his position in the NFL. The reason the passing game works so well is 95% of the time...according to Tony Romo...he is double covered. That puts single on every other player on the field.

and the great advantage to this..Romo knows it when he steps up to the line of scrimmage.

but..go ahead and hate on Dez..ye of tiny brains.


You are like an old mule, stubborn as they come. Prime example of a one track mind. Try and allow others to have their opinions. I see not 1 person hating on Dez, but I do see some facts being stated.

You really should try looking at the whole picture.


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