NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that the $46 million in total salary cap reductions for the Redskins and Cowboys will go to other teams.
The Redskins will lose $36 million in cap space over the next two years, while the Cowboys will lose $10 million. They were cited by the NFL for paying exorbitant amounts in the uncapped 2010 season to get more spending room for the upcoming season.
Washington and Dallas must reduce their spending by at least half of those amounts in 2012, then forfeit the remainder in 2013.
The forfeited space will be distributed to 28 other teams, with the Saints and Raiders not included. That will result in an increase above the $120.6 million salary cap for those clubs this year.