Cowboys lead the NFL with almost $25 million in dead money

This is certainly not a stat the Cowboys want to lead the NFL in.  They currently have $24,805,662 in dead money, according to

Cutting Kyle Orton certainly didn’t help.  I’m still trying to figure out why they didn’t hold onto him and fine him if he decided to not show up to training camp on time.  Then if Orton retired they could have recouped $3 million.  Not a smart business move on their part.