Upon hearing the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins were reportedly penalized for violations in the uncapped year, I figured the punishment would be a couple million dollars in salary cap space. No big deal, right?
Wrong. According to ESPN, the Cowboys will be docked $10 million in cap space and the Redskins will lose out on a whopping $36 million. That's an incredible amount of space for Washington, who at last check had a reported $31.1 million in salary cap space. They can divide that up between 2012 and 2013, according to the report.
The Cowboys had just under $5 million available so, while it's not quite $36 million, that $10 million will affect them.