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Romo’s release will be a post-June 1 designation

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When the Cowboys release quarterback Tony Romo on Thursday, it will come once the new league year begins, and it will take advantage of the opportunity to release him with a post-June 1 designation.

It’s a device that was adopted in 2006, and it allows teams to apply it to two players per year.

The move allows a team to spread the cap charge from cutting a player over two years. However, it requires the team to carry the player on the books at his pre-June 1 cap number until June 1 arrives.

As to Romo, a total $19.6 million cap hit will be split into $10.7 million this year and $8.9 million in 2018. Until June 1, however, he’ll consume $24.7 million of cap space.

If my math is correct (and it rarely is), the Cowboys will gain $14 million in extra cap space as of June 1.

The adoption of the June 1 device eliminated what used to be one of the late-offseason tent-pole events for the NFL: The second wave of free agency sparked when teams cut players after June 1 and spread the cap charge over two years.

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15 Responses to “Romo’s release will be a post-June 1 designation”
  1. dirtydrynn27 says: Mar 8, 2017 2:30 PM

    Hoping Prescott has a major sophmore slump……why? I cant stand Dallas and their loudmouthed fan base!!! Last season those loudmouthed fans swore up and down that Dallas was Superbowl bound.We all know how that worked out.One and done!!!!

  2. taptap77 says: Mar 8, 2017 2:41 PM

    Third highest rated QB in NFL history. Not bad for an undrafted rookie out of Eastern Illinois. One classy guy.

  3. squinn21 says: Mar 8, 2017 2:48 PM

    Houston would be insane to let him out of Texas

  4. winningisabrees says: Mar 8, 2017 2:52 PM

    Third highest rated QB in NFL history. Not bad for an undrafted rookie out of Eastern Illinois. One classy guy.

    Class yes, Great Career, Yes, But third highest rated, in what he isn’t in the top 10 in any statical category. I’m just asking, I can always learn/

  5. i thumbs down your comment says: Mar 8, 2017 2:53 PM

    Russell Wilson is better

  6. munk2672 says: Mar 8, 2017 2:53 PM

    Seeing how you commented on a Cowboys post shows you care about them dirty. Thanks for stopping by.

  7. sportoficionado says: Mar 8, 2017 3:03 PM

    That money will be very useful in retaining some free agents and maybe even aquiring some FAs to fill gaps on defense.

  8. cwdonald314 says: Mar 8, 2017 3:05 PM

    Induct Tony Lame-O into the fantasy football hall of fame. Dallas was too stupid to cut him four years ago.

  9. citizenstrange says: Mar 8, 2017 3:16 PM

    He’d look good in Black and Gold!

    GO STEELERS!

  10. richndc says: Mar 8, 2017 3:54 PM

    As a Cowboy fan I wish him nothing but the best. He has had some bad luck befall him through no fault of his own. He has never complained or blamed anyone, and proven without any doubt he is one of the toughest modern day players.

  11. patsfaninus says: Mar 8, 2017 3:55 PM

    Two questions will linger no matter where Romo lands:

    1. When will he get a a multiple game injury or season ending injury?

    2. Will he actually win a playoff game with another franchise?

    That said. Best of Luck to Tony. He seems like a decent person.

  12. stiffmcgriff says: Mar 8, 2017 4:05 PM

    One playoff win since 2006.

    nuff said.

  13. youafool says: Mar 8, 2017 4:47 PM

    Actually two wins…2011 over Eagles and 2014 over Lions.

    Clearly not enough said

  14. gotitan says: Mar 8, 2017 5:29 PM

    @dirtydrynn27 says:
    Mar 8, 2017 2:30 PM

    Hoping Prescott has a major sophmore slump……why? I cant stand Dallas and their loudmouthed fan base!!! Last season those loudmouthed fans swore up and down that Dallas was Superbowl bound.We all know how that worked out.One and done!!!!
    ___________________________________
    No fan base is worse than those with the Lombardi Trophy and nice weather up north.

  15. tommyturbo1969 says: Mar 9, 2017 1:37 AM

    if he never plays another down his qb rating is good enough to rank him 4th all time 97.1%….

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