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Texans Receive Extra Salary Cap Dollars In 2012 After NFL Punishes Cowboys And Redskins

The Houston Texans will have at least an extra $1.6 million in salary-cap to play with this season, after the NFL laid the hammer down on the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins, taking away millions of dollars in cap space from both clubs.

According to ESPN's Adam Shefter, the Cowboys will lose $10 million and Redskins will lose $36 million for loading up in the uncapped year, therefor dispersing all of those monies to remaining NFL teams, except for the Oakland Raiders and New Orleans Saints.

"NFL is taking away millions of dolllar of salary-cap space from Cowboys and Redskins for how they front-loaded deals during uncapped year ... Cowboys lose $10 million in cap space, Redskins lose $36 million in space. Can split it over 2012 and 2013 any way they want ... All that money goes to 28 other teams -- $1.6 million each -- except for Saints and Raiders, who don't get any but don't lose any." - @AdamShefter

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