Cowboys’ salary cap situation starting 2014: $22 million over

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The Dallas Cowboys begin the off-season with 20 of 22 starters signed for next season. They have 50 players under contract for 2014 for $136.9 million. The Cowboys also have $11.8 million in dead money they will have to eat, including $6.9 million for Jay Ratliff and $2.1 million for Nate Livings. That means they currently have a total salary figure of $148.7 million for 2014, the most of any team in the NFL. The 2014 cap is projected to be $126.3 million.

PositionPlayerAgeContract statusBase salary in 2013
WRDez Bryant25Signed through 2014$1.6 million
LTTyron Smith23Signed through 2014$1.5 million
LGRon Leary24Signed through 2014$405,000
CTravis Frederick22Signed through 2016$405,000
RGMackenzy Bernadeau28Signed through 2015$715,000
RTDoug Free29Signed through 2014$3.5 million
TEJason Witten31Signed through 2017$940,000
WRMiles Austin29Signed through 2016$840,000
WRTerrance Williams24Signed through 2016$405,000
QBTony Romo33Signed through 2019$1.5 million
RBDeMarco Murray25Signed through 2014$620,313

PositionPlayerAgeContract statusBase salary in 2013
DEAnthony Spencer29Contract has expired$10.6 million
NTNick Hayden27Signed through 2014$630,000
DTJason Hatcher31Contract has expired$2 million
DEDeMarcus Ware31Signed through 2015$840,000
WLBBruce Carter25Signed through 2014$766,327
MLBSean Lee27Signed through 2019$630,000
SLBKyle Wilber24Signed through 2015$480,000
LCBBrandon Carr27Signed through 2016$715,000
RCBOrlando Scandrick26Signed through 2018$715,000
FSBarry Church25Signed through 2016$823,000
SSJeff Heath22Signed through 2015$405,000

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