Last offseason, the Dallas Cowboys made a couple of somewhat surprising cuts when they parted ways with two established veterans in Miles Austin and DeMarcus Ware, who had seen their performance dwindle to varying degrees and were set to cost a ton of money against the salary cap.
This year, there could be another established veteran shown the front door in the form of cornerback Brandon Carr, who had a highly disappointing season before finally picking up his game down the stretch for December and the two playoff games.
Carr is set to count $12.717 million against the cap in 2015 with his $8 million base salary for a guy that didn't have an interception in 2014 and struggled horribly for much of the season.
On Sunday in Green Bay, he did hold top Packers receiver Jordy Nelson to just two catches for 22 yards, and he was better throughout December, but is that worth $8 million in 2015 and the huge hit against the cap? I'd venture to say no.
One option would be for Carr to restructure his deal to take a paycut, because if he's cut he's not going to get the $8 million from anyone else anyway.
“We have to cross that bridge when we get there,” Carr told ESPN Dallas when asked about his future on Monday.