So if he misses 6 games for a suspension and he comes back to play 10, then just those 10 games would count against the cap.
So ~2.6m base cap hit + (9 games, because the first game is already counted towards the initial base cap hit x 575k per game) = ~7.8m cap hit instead of the total 11.3 cap hit total if he would play 16 games.
Only problem is that Cowboys are ~2-3m under the cap right now, but they still need to sign their draft picks which will cost 5-6m against the cap.
So if draft picks were to count against the cap right now, they would be 2-3m over the cap without even Hardy's future cap hits even being accounted for yet.
Signing Dez to a long term contract and reducing his cap hit this year should help, and then I also see that a lot of Cowboys fans expect Brandon Carr to be restructured or released to help with cap relief.
Edited by dontbelikethat - 3/18/15 at 6:40pm