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Dallas Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware agreed to
restructure his contract and save the team $4 million against the salary cap
for 2013, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.
While $4 million is a nice chunk of change, Rapoport notes
that the Cowboys face the “daunting task” of clearing $20 million in cap space
Beyond Ware, the team could also look to restructure other
deals before it gets to the point of making major cuts. Other players that are
candidates for a restructuring include Brandon Carr, Nate Livings, Kyle Orton,
Orlando Scandrick, Miles Austin and Jason Witten.
It’s not clear yet who, if anyone, would be willing to take
a pay cut. The process would have the team convert base salaries to bonuses, so
there doesn’t necessarily have to be a cut involved.
Another move that could help the team’s cause would be
reaching an agreement on a contract extension with quarterback Tony Romo. The
veteran is currently slated to count $16.8 million against the team’s cap.
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