Let me preface this by saying that, for Dallas, this ultimately means nothing. They were carrying a 12 million dollar cap credit from the previous year and with some restructuring will still have 20 million to sign players with.
What I want to debate is how this is even possible? The league penalized both of these franchises for salaries paid in an uncapped year. They penalized them both while also stating that no violation occurred. They have openly stated that they had warned teams there would be penalties for front loading contract to clear future cap space. How is that not collusion exactly? Instructing teams how they can manage their money, pay their players in a manner that supercedes a CBA and openly admitting to it? Really?