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IRVING, Texas (AP) -- The Dallas Cowboys have reworked the contracts of five starters, including DeMarcus Ware, Jason Witten and Miles Austin, to save salary cap space.
Dallas, which was penalized 5 million off its cap in both 2012 and 2013, has needed to scramble to free up space. By restructuring the deals of star linebacker Ware, tight end Witten, wide receiver Austin, cornerback Brandon Carr and center Ryan Cook, the Cowboys made about 20 million available for this year.
The biggest savings will come in the Carr deal. Dallas signed Carr as a free agent last year, and Thursday's moves turn nearly all of the 14.3 million he was due in salary into a signing bonus. Carr will count 3.5 million against this year's cap.
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The hiring of Monte Kiffin as the new defensive coordinator of the Dallas Cowboys will make the 2013 draft a historic event. Switching from the 3-4 base defense to the 4-3 Tampa 2 scheme is a big deal, because of the Cowboys commitment to the 3-4 for the last decade.
The switch in philosophy will lead to players being cut, and players that normally wouldn’t be Cowboys to be drafted...
The Dallas Cowboys began working towards lowering their salary cap number by restructuring the contracts of Jason Witten and Brandon Carr.
Witten was slated to earn $5.5 million in 2013 but the Cowboys converted $4.56 of that into a bonus. The Cowboys already have Witten locked up until the 2017 season at which time he will be 35.
Corner Brandon Carr also had his contract restructured...
Brandon Carr has found time to take a few vacations since his football season came to an end on Dec. 30. The Dallas Cowboys cornerback went to Disneyland with his daughter the first week of the playoffs because he couldn't stand to watch the games on TV. He then visited New Orleans the week of the Super Bowl and made a trip to Miami last week for three days.
But despite the...
The Dallas Cowboys announced Thursday that cornerback Brandon Carr was one of five players to restructure his contract in order to help the franchise get under the NFL's 123 million salary cap.
Carr, who signed a five-year, 50.1 million deal last year, had his 2013 base salary reduced from 14.3 million to 715,000, according to Spotrac.com. The remainder of his salary was transferred...
The Dallas Cowboys have been busy over the past couple days as they continue to restructure numerous contracts as they work on getting under the salary cap for the new league year that begins on March 12th.
Yesterday the Cowboys reworked DeMarcus Ware’s contract. Today they cut down Nate Livings’, Jason Witten’s, and Brandon Carr’s contract.
We don’t have all of...
According to Ian Rapoport, the Cowboys are looking to restructure the contracts of LB DeMarcus Ware and TE Jason Witten, among others, if they’re unable to get a new deal done with QB Tony Romo.
Rapoport adds that the Cowboys are currently $20 million over the cap, so they would be forced to free up a lot of money in the next few weeks.
Besides Ware and Witten, Rapoport lists...
Hot News for OLB DeMarcus Ware
IRVING, Texas -- The activation of a cap-relief clause in DeMarcus Ware's contract is a done deal, according to Dallas Cowboys sources, who tell FOXSportsSouthwest.com that the cap-crunched franchise is working feverishly to pull the same levers that were installed in the deals given Jason Witten and Brandon Carr.
A change in Witten's contract could give Dallas more than...
Hot News for WR Miles Austin
Miles Austin was one of four Cowboys to have his contract restructured on Thursday.Fantasy Spin:Cornerback Brandon Carr, linebacker DeMarcus Ware and tight end Jason Witten were the others. The contract restructuring frees up $23 million and it puts Dallas back under the salary cap. Austin, once the focal point of the Cowboys' aerial attack, played more of a secondary role last...