Originally written on Philly Sports Muse  |  Last updated 3/14/12

INDIANAPOLIS - JANUARY 24: Wide receiver Pierre Garcon #85 and quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Indianapolis Colts celebrate after the Colts defeated the New York Jets 30-17 to win the AFC Championship Game at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 24, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Pierre Garcon, Tuesday's winner in free agency. Photo via ESPN.com Monday, our rivals in the NFC East gave a gift to the Eagles and 27 other teams in the NFL. The gift of money. Why? Because of punishment handed down the league. Washington was docked a whopping $36 million in cap room. The Cowboys lost $10 million from their cap. For the troubles of their rivals, the Eagles received an additional $1.6 million in cap space. Aww, thank you guys so much! Washington and Dallas were given the option to split the hit over this season and next. Both teams deny any wrongdoing, with Dallas saying, “The Dallas Cowboys were in compliance with all league salary cap rules during the uncapped year.” The Redskins issued a similar statement, which said, “Every contract entered into during the applicable periods complied with the 2010 and 2011 CBAs.” Somehow, though, it hasn’t stopped the ‘Skins from making an early splash in free agency, spending up a storm. We’re not even 24 hours into free agen...
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