'Skins, Cowboys to eat half their cap deductions this season

The front offices in both Washington and Dallas were sent scrambling Monday afternoon after the NFL hit both teams with salary cap adjustments for pushing the envelope during the 2010 uncapped year. The Cowboys lost $10 million towards the cap while the ‘Skins were drilled for a staggering $36 million.

Per Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.com, each team has to absorb at least half of that amount in 2012, with the rest being applied in 2013. That’s at least $5 million for Dallas and $18 million for Washington this season, for those of you who, like me, need to use your computer’s calculator app for even the most basic mathematical calculations.

As written virtually everywhere yesterday, the hit will make it tough for the ‘Skins to make a splash during free agency, especially if the organization wanted to sign wideout Vincent Jackson to pair with incoming rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III.

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