Dallas is about $10.5 million over the 2017 salary cap before signing any of its unrestricted free agents, but the Cowboys will create cap space by making a few expected restructurings. By cutting the base salaries of Crawford, Frederick and Smith to $1 million and converting the rest into signing bonuses, the Cowboys can free up $23.3 million in 2017 cap space. Restructuring deals like this can come back to bite a team if the players lose their effectiveness or if the team suddenly wants to get rid of a player for off-field or injury concerns, but that’s a risk Dallas is clearly comfortable running.
Make a decision on Tony Romo. The Cowboys have run into that exact problem with Romo. Let’s be clear about what their options are here. They’re not going to carry Romo on their roster with a $24.7 million cap hit for 2017 under the possibility that Dak Prescott might get injured. That’s not an insurance policy; it’s buying a Porsche and keeping it in the garage in case you crash your Camry.
(No shade toward Prescott or Camry owners.) It’s not economically feasible, given the Cowboys’ cap situation, and it would just push the eventual cap hit of moving on from Romo into the future. It’s also a false construct to suggest the Cowboys will be bare behind Prescott if Romo leaves; Dallas can sign a credible backup in free agency.
In 2015, Kendricks inked a four-year, $29 million contract extension with the Eagles. However, the 26-year-old did not live up to expectations in 2015 or 2016. He racked up 82 tackles in 2015 and only 28 in 2016. He only rushed the passer nine times in 2016.
Elite Mens San Diego Padres Jersey In December, Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz said Kendricks does â€œrush wellâ€ when asked why the 26-year-old doesn’t receive many opportunities to blitz.
Elite Mens Pekka Rinne Jersey â€œHe is a good blitzer. A lot of it has to do with times he’s in there. When he was in there when they were in their two tight end packages, a lot of that is max protection. Blitz another guy in max protection, you’re going to isolate your corners a little bit more.â€