Update: Cowboys released this statement below, read here.
“The Dallas Cowboys were in compliance with all league salary cap rules during the uncapped year. We look forward to the start of the free agency period where our commitment to improving our team remains unchanged.”
Maybe they can appeal and if anything push the penalties until 2013 and 2014. We’ll see where this goes from here. If Jerry doesn’t think he did anything wrong and the league approved the contracts then I really don’t see how they can punish the Cowboys almost two seasons later. Weird.
What did you do Stephen Jones? Read here.
It was bound to happen sooner or later. I knew that Jerry Jones would eventually do something else to make me finally give up on him not just as the GM but also as the owner.
ESPN broke the story today (March 12th) that the Cowboys and Redskins would lose salary cap space due to the way that they front loaded players’ contracts during the uncapped 2012 season. The Cowboys will lose $10 million which they can split up however they choose over the next two seasons. That’s a large amount that could have been spent towards free agency as the Cowboys look to rebuild, or should I say “overhaul” the secondary and offensive line.
Well that sucks big time. I wonder how much they will defer until next season. Playing with those cap numbers finally caught up to the Cowboys.
Here’s Todd Archer with GAC on the issue…
So they knew some kind of penalty was on the way. I can’t see them deferring anything less than half to next season. Forget about going crazy now and worrying about hiding the hits later. This probably removes the from the Carl Nicks discussion.
But like Archer said they will sign some guys maybe just not as many. The Redskins lost $36mil which is the bright part of this story.
Mike Lombardi and the guys at Total Access talk about defensive Free Agents…
Even if the Cowboys only lose $5mil this season it definitely hurts if they wanted to land Nicks, Robinson and Carr in the next week.