Saturday, March 10, 2012
Cowboys and the salaries
By Calvin Watkins
Before free agency starts, we've decided to give you the base salaries and cap numbers for the projected returning members of the Cowboys.
These financial figures might change next week as the Cowboys begin the process of restructuring deals to get more cap room.
Notes: Miles Austin and DeMarcus Ware restructured their deals to lower their cap numbers for 2011 and Tony Romo restructured his deal last season to get lower cap numbers for 2011 and 2012. The following players are due either roster, workout or option bonuses this year: Ware ($500,000 workout), Ratliff ($500,000 workout), Bryant ($1.4 million roster and $250,000 workout), Coleman ($100,000 workout), Carter ($50,000 workout), Murray (25,000 workout), Lee ($510,000 roster), Arkin ($20,000 workout), Chapas ($7,000 workout) and Harris ($10,000 workout). Tyron Smith gets $3.7 million from deferred money on March 15. Anthony Spencer was tagged at $8.8 million but he hasn't signed the tender yet.
The following players enter the 2012 season in the last year of their contracts: Felix Jones, Kenyon Coleman, Mike Jenkins, LP Ladouceur, Stephen McGee, Victor Butler, David Buehler, John Phillips, Barry Church, Phil Costa and Danny McCray.