Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is a pretty honest guy, recently suggesting that he’s bad at budgeting.
I guess you could say that again.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Cowboys are expected to be $31 million dollars over the NFL salary cap for the 2014 season, easily the league high. It lead to one league executive to claim that the Cowboys’ financial situation will be a ‘train wreck’ come next season:
Dallas now projected to be NFL-high $31 million over salary cap next year. One NFL exec called Dallas’ cap situation in 2014 “a train wreck”
Reports earlier today suggested that the Cowboys were looking for a running back in the trade market, though, given the salary concerns for next season, I don’t imagine that’s going to be the easiest task.
Of course, this isn’t the first time the Cowboys have had financial cap related issues as this past offseason, they re-worked a handful of larger deals, something they’ll likely do this offseason to drop their cap number. Still – it’s going to take some crafty accounting to clean that mess up.