After a largely successful 9 year career in Dallas, Terence Newman was cut today. He was brutally bad in 2011, as opposing offensive coordinators made a habit of picking on him, particularly the Giants in the two matchups that ultimately decided the NFC East.
In those two games, Newman was targeted a whopping 19 times, according to PFF. The Giants completed 12 of those passes for 240 yards and a TD.
Per Todd Archer and Calvin Watkins, here’s how the move affects the Cowboys’ cap:
Newman was scheduled to count $8.016 million against the salary cap in 2012 and by cutting him the Cowboys have created either $4 million or $6 million in space to sign free agents depending on how they designate the roster move.
(I’m not totally sure what that means, but let’s just say the Cowboys have some more cap space now)
It’ll be interesting to see if Newman gets any action on the open market. It won’t surprise me if he doesn’t get any bites.