We’ve seen that there is a lot of confusion out there about how player cuts impact salary cap situations this year.
Here’s the key thing to remember: If a player is cut or traded now, their entire salary cap hit comes off the books for 2011. The old “June 1” rule applies.
So when Cowboys receiver Roy Williams was cut, the pro-rated bonus money got pushed to next year’s cap. (They’ll have over $20 million pushed to next year.
But the Cowboys get big-time savings right now with the moves. Which in turn helps them go after Nnamdi Asomugha. That is all.