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The Deion Sanders Rule
Back Story: In 1995, Deion Sanders signed a hefty contract with the Dallas Cowboys. At the time, it was thought to be absurd. The contract was for five years at $35 million. Jerry Jones thought he could pull a fast one on the league by giving Deion a $13 million signing bonus with a small yearly base salary.
The Rule: A prorated portion of a player’s signing bonus would be used to count against the team’s salary cap.