Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 11/19/14
According to the figures Calvin Watkins of ESPN cited, the Dallas Cowboys' top 10 player salary-cap hits total $89.6 million, with QB Tony Romo leading the way at $16.8 million. With the 2013 salary cap scheduled to be about $121 million, the team looks to be roughly $20 million over as it stands right now. So the Cowboys are tasked with reduced those cap hits, and it all starts the team giving Romo an extension to free up some money to sign free agents. Or they could stand pat on Romo, and suffer the consequences of not being able to bring in some key free agents. Per Watkins: " Brandon Carr has the second-highest cap hit at $16.3 million, and it's in his contract that his deal will be restructured. DeMarcus Ware ($11.3 million) has the third-highest cap number, and his deal also could be reworked. The Cowboys have two interesting decisions to make with RT Doug Free ($10.02 million) and NT Jay Ratliff ($7 million). Free and Ratliff could become cap casualties, but it will also be interesting if both players return at reduced salaries. " The Cowboys indeed have some decisions to make going forward, it could end up with a few being released. Top 10 Cowboys in terms of cap numbers, along with their base salaries for 2013 (via ESPN) 1. Tony Romo (cap number $16.8 million, base salary $11.5 million) 2. Brandon Carr (cap number $16.3 million, base salary $14.3 million) 3. DeMarcus Ware (cap number $11.3 million, base salary $5.5 million) 4. Doug Free (cap number $10.2 million, base salary $7 million) 5. Miles Austin (cap number $8.3 million, base salary $6.7 million) 6. Jason Witten (cap number $8 million, base salary $5.5 million) 7. Jay Ratliff (cap number $7 million, base salary $5 million) 8. Dan Connor (cap number $4.3 million, base salary $3 million) 9. Gerald Sensabaugh (cap number $3.8 million, base salary $3 million) 10. Orlando Scandrick (cap nunmber $3.78 million, base salary $2 million) var switchTo5x=true; stLight.options({publisher:''});
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  • Cowboy fans, don't worry. It's a good thing that we have the greatest football mind running this franchise. JJ's extensive knowledge, experience and past performances will quickly turn this team around. Don't believe me, just look at these moves. He thumbed his nose at all of the other football personnel experts and plucked two awesome backup offensive lineman from other teams and signed them to nice fat contracts. Now we have a solid offensive line with players like Bernadeaux and Livings. That doesn't even mention the cap friendly contract that he gave Doug Free. So, JJ can now start robbing from Peter so he can cut a huge contract to underperforming Paul. Also, we have the upcoming draft and I don't even need to point out how wonderfully he has performed in that arena. So, Cowboys fans, don't you feel much better now??? Did I mention that the Rangers reported to training camp today. BOYCOTT JJ'S ARLINGTON TURD. It won't change anything but it would be fun to watch him squirm.
  • jgards is right on...one of the worst organizations in football...unless your goal is to be the NFLs version of "As the World Turns" or Barnum and Bailey. Such a disgrace...
  • thanks chuck. appreciate it.

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