Cowboys' top 2012 salary cap figures
Cornerback Terence Newman is slated to count $8.016 million against the cap, but the veteran could be released in order to create more room to sign players. If the Cowboys want to count Newman as a “June 1” cut and spread the salary-cap hit out over two years, they will have to wait until March 13 to release him.
The list does not include free agent linebacker Anthony Spencer. If the Cowboys decide to use the franchise tag on Spencer, then he would count $8.8 million against the cap in 2012. Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones did not rule out the possibility of signing Spencer to a multi-year deal, but that does not appear likely.
DeMarcus Ware has the highest cap figure at $10.301 million, followed by Tony Romo and Doug Free at $8.060 million apiece. Orlando Scandrick is scheduled to count $7.7 million as part of the extension he signed last summer.
The Cowboys have structured the contracts of Free and Scandrick in such a way that they could dramatically reduce their cap figures to create around $8.6 million in cap room.
Cowboys’ Top 2012 Salary Cap Figures
|Player||Cap No.||Player||Cap No.|
|DeMarcus Ware||$10.301 million||Marcus Spears||$2.700 million|
|Tony Romo||$8.060 million||Kenyon Coleman||$2.345 million|
|Doug Free||$8.060 million||Jason Hatcher||$2.100 million|
|Terence Newman||$8.016 million||Kyle Kosier||$1.950 million|
|Orlando Scandrick||$7.700 million||Felix Jones||$1.884 million|
|Jason Witten||$5.500 million||Gerald Sensabaugh||$1.800 million|
|Jay Ratliff||$5.291 million||Mike Jenkins||$1.672 million|
|Dez Bryant||$3.660 million||David Buehler||$1.297 million|
|Tyron Smith||$2.840 million||Bruce Carter||$1.103 million|
|Miles Austin||$2.721 million|
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