Mayowa has an out on his deal which will allow Dallas to release him and only take a cap hit of $1.1M next year. Consider that a slam dunk.
One year after leading the team in sacks, Mayowa has yet to sniff a quarterback in 2017. Even though first round draft pick Taco Charlton has been disastrous so far, he’ll need room to grow. That room should come at Mayowa’s expense.
If my options are his contract at $3.85M or an extra $2.7M to spend on someone else, I’ll take the latter every single time.
Our last exile is another no-brainer that will save the Cowboys a boatload of money as well.
On the bright side, every time James Hanna touches the ball in 2017, he scores a touchdown. Too bad he has just one catch all year. Multiple knee surgeries and a bloated contract all but seal the deal for his 2018 exodus.
Releasing Hanna will cost the Cowboys $750,000 in dead cap space. That’s a lot better than paying a backup tight end $3.5M.
Making these moves would end up saving the Cowboys nearly $10M in cap space for next year which can lure in one or maybe two upgrades to the defense. Even with a lot of holes on this team, none of these moves hurts the team on the field.
All four players already have their replacements on the roster making far less money and providing equal results.
Hopefully something so obvious is easy even for ol Jerry to see. That is, of course, providing that someone cleans his glasses for him first.