NFL  > General NFL  > Redskins, Cowboys lose Cap $$
March 13, 2012, 10:34 AM
"Just about 24 hours before the start of the NFL???s free-agency period, the Cowboys and Redskins suddenly find themselves in much more trying salary cap situations. Both teams were punished by the league Monday for front-loading contracts during the 2010 uncapped year ??? something the league cautioned teams against doing. As a result of failing to heed those warnings, the Redskins were docked $36 million and the Cowboys $10 million."

This puts both teams a just about $0 for cap space, if they take the hit over 1 year....changing some rumored FA moves by the 'Skins for V-Jax, etc.....
March 13, 2012  11:25 AM ET

Already posted in the "Jerry Jones Strikes Again" thread. :)

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March 13, 2012  01:43 PM ET

Whats really interesting in that the other 30 teams benefit from their loss....apparently split up the "fine" and added to THEIR cap.....

March 13, 2012  01:44 PM ET

ummm...that wasnt very clear..... Redskins/Cowboys loss= other 30 teams gain......

March 13, 2012  01:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Already posted in the "Jerry Jones Strikes Again" thread. :)

Sorry....didnt bother to go into the link to read the story.....

March 13, 2012  02:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

was there a ''rule'' set in place [prior] to this happening......afterall it was an ''uncapped'' year last year....and wasn't this between owners too ?...ZW still scratching her head !

honor among thieves..well 30 out of 32 ain't bad.

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March 13, 2012  02:19 PM ET

This is weird because a couple of weeks ago the press was saying that the 4 teams with the most cap room were Cincinnati $39 million under, Tampa Bay $30 million under, Washington $29.5 million under and Tennessee $28.5 million under. Where as the 4 teams that were over the cap were; Dallas $1.3 million over, Carolina $5.5 million over, NYG's $6.1 million over, and Oakland $22 million over. My only question is how big a swing Washingtons cap room shifted, Oakland has been going crazy trying restructure contracts and cutting players, if any team would have been penalized, they were in the worst shape.

March 13, 2012  03:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

ummm...that wasnt very clear..... Redskins/Cowboys loss= other 30 teams gain......

28. Raiders and Saints don't get a share - but they don't get dinged either.

This whole thing reeks of collusion.

March 13, 2012  03:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

This is weird because a couple of weeks ago the press was saying that the 4 teams with the most cap room were Cincinnati $39 million under, Tampa Bay $30 million under, Washington $29.5 million under and Tennessee $28.5 million under. Where as the 4 teams that were over the cap were; Dallas $1.3 million over, Carolina $5.5 million over, NYG's $6.1 million over, and Oakland $22 million over. My only question is how big a swing Washingtons cap room shifted, Oakland has been going crazy trying restructure contracts and cutting players, if any team would have been penalized, they were in the worst shape.

It's all based on 2010's uncapped year - not the current cap situations.

March 13, 2012  03:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

This is weird because a couple of weeks ago the press was saying that the 4 teams with the most cap room were Cincinnati $39 million under, Tampa Bay $30 million under, Washington $29.5 million under and Tennessee $28.5 million under. Where as the 4 teams that were over the cap were; Dallas $1.3 million over, Carolina $5.5 million over, NYG's $6.1 million over, and Oakland $22 million over. My only question is how big a swing Washingtons cap room shifted, Oakland has been going crazy trying restructure contracts and cutting players, if any team would have been penalized, they were in the worst shape.

'fuzzy math'

March 13, 2012  03:56 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Sorry....didnt bother to go into the link to read the story.....

S'okay! I was just pickin' on ya!

March 13, 2012  03:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

This whole thing reeks of collusion.

I thought Shaman had his shoes off again.

March 13, 2012  04:15 PM ET

Bears just traded for Brandon Marshall.

March 13, 2012  04:54 PM ET

Pierre Garcon indicating he will sign with Washington. This is going to be very interesting if the Redskins sign a bunch of FA's like there's no $18 million penalty and then don't have enough money to sign RG3 after that monster trade.

March 13, 2012  09:39 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Pierre Garcon indicating he will sign with Washington. This is going to be very interesting if the Redskins sign a bunch of FA's like there's no $18 million penalty and then don't have enough money to sign RG3 after that monster trade.

And now Washington signs Joshua Morgan, sounds like RG3 will have 2 good targets to throw to, Garcon for 5 years and Morgan for 2, and both were handsomely rewarded.

March 14, 2012  12:16 AM ET
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It's all based on 2010's uncapped year - not the current cap situations.

So now all the NFL teams excluding Dallas, Washington, New Orleans and Oakland get an additional $1.6 million to add onto this years cap room.

March 14, 2012  08:08 AM ET
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And now Washington signs Joshua Morgan, sounds like RG3 will have 2 good targets to throw to, Garcon for 5 years and Morgan for 2, and both were handsomely rewarded.

Don't forget that they're also trying to sign Eddie Royal................

March 14, 2012  08:12 AM ET
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Don't forget that they're also trying to sign Eddie Royal................

With a $36mill cap hit they must be working on a new version of fuzzy math.

 
March 14, 2012  08:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

With a $36mill cap hit they must be working on a new version of fuzzy math.

4-2=3!

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