The Cowboys and 49ers pioneered salary-cap woes. Both teams crashed at the
end of the 1990s, and both teams are still mired in the mud of past
But the Cowboys and 49ers got a lot of bang for their bucks. The Cowboys won
three Super Bowls in a four-year period. The 49ers won their fifth Super
Bowl in January of '95 and remained in championship contention until Steve
Young's career ended abruptly early in the '99 season.
Other teams haven't fared so well. The Jaguars, ...