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Real Deal Steel
03-12-2012, 06:04 PM
The league just handed down a punishment on the Cowboys and Redskins for cap violations in the 2010 uncapped season. The league stripped the Redskins of 36 million dollars of cap space which has to be broken down over the next two years.
I don't know how much the Cowboys got hit for. Anyway, the league has awarded us along with several other teams an additional 1.6 million in cap space. It's all over the internet as we speak!

DIESELMAN
03-12-2012, 06:32 PM
Cowboys got hit with 10 million. All other teams in league except for Oakland and New Orleans get the 1.6 million extra cap space.

LatrobePA
03-12-2012, 06:37 PM
What's this mean for us??

Real Deal Steel
03-12-2012, 07:36 PM
This means that we have an additional 1.6 in cap money this coming season. That 1.6 mil could help secure Wallace for starters. We are 12 mil under the cap as of this moment.

BlitzburghRockCity
03-12-2012, 07:44 PM
That definitely gives them extra breathing room for this year, nice to see the cowboys get nailed I must say.

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Nolrog
03-12-2012, 08:39 PM
It's funny that the NFL is penalizing teams for spending money in an uncapped year, on contracts the NFL approved.

StlersGuy
03-12-2012, 09:06 PM
Don't worry knowing the NFL they will fine us 1.6 because Harrison did not cut his grass right this summer or something stupid like that


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BlitzburghRockCity
03-12-2012, 10:45 PM
There's been a buzz tonight from a lot of people questioning why this issue wasn't brought up and a resolution come due before now. It's not like neither team didn't think they were going to get penalized.

connecticutsteel
03-12-2012, 11:04 PM
There's been a buzz tonight from a lot of people questioning why this issue wasn't brought up and a resolution come due before now. It's not like neither team didn't think they were going to get penalized.

who cares when they announce it .Im sure the teams knew well in advance what would happen

DIESELMAN
03-12-2012, 11:47 PM
There's been a buzz tonight from a lot of people questioning why this issue wasn't brought up and a resolution come due before now. It's not like neither team didn't think they were going to get penalized.

The CBA that expired one year today removed the salary cap for the final year, as an incentive to get a new deal in place with more than a year left on the old one. Once the owners fully appreciated the ramifications of the uncapped year (i.e., no salary floor and two extra years to unrestricted free agency), the league had no qualms about proceeding.

But while most teams opted not to break the bank in a season without a banker, the NFL instructed teams not to use the uncapped years as a way to dump money in order to ensure that cap numbers in years with a salary cap would be lower.

Dallas and Washington used 2010 as a cap dump aimed at either keeping the numbers manageable in 2009 and previously, or in 2011 and subsequently.

It widely was believed in 2010 that the Cowboys and Redskins had worked the system to take full advantage of the absence of a cap. Dallas, for example, gave receiver Miles Austin a base salary of $17 million in 2010.

Real Deal Steel
03-13-2012, 12:25 PM
With a possible additional first round pick for Wallace, that 1.6 will come in handy. Wallace is as good as gone. He doesn't want to be here. He's looking for the big payday.