Dallas area sports personality Randy Galloway of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram suggested in a column that the Dallas Cowboys trade Tony Romo to the Houston Texans for the first overall pick and then use it to draft Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel.
Trade Tony Romo to the Houston Texans for the first pick in the draft.
Use that pick to draft, yes, Johnny Football.
There is only one problem, it isn’t exactly financially feasible for the salary cap strapped Cowboys.
From Pro Football Talk:
Based on his $25 million signing bonus from last year ($20 million of which has yet to hit the cap) and the $12.5 million bonus payment under his restructured deal, trading Romo before June 1 would trigger a $32.5 million cap charge.
That’s nearly 25 percent of the unadjusted cap for 2014. For a guy who wouldn’t even be on the team.
You’d like to think the Cowboys wouldn’t make that financial decision, but they’ve made dumb salary cap decisions before.
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