Dec 2, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware (94) celebrates a quarterback pressure against the Philadelphia Eagles during the game at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys Salary Cap: Team Restructures DeMarcus Ware’s Deal to Save $4 Million


Many teams are in salary cap trouble heading into the 2013 offseason and the Dallas Cowboys happen to be one of those teams with bad contracts that are looking to save money and get under the cap. With the new league year beginning on March 12, the team is wasting no time getting things rolling.

First up was star linebacker DeMarcus Ware.

The Cowboys converted $5 million of Ware’s 2013 base salary into a signing bonus in a move that will save the team $4 million against the salary cap, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Despite the restructuring of Ware’s deal, the team will move on down the line and look to restructure another dozen contracts before the start of the new league year.

The deals that could be reworked include the likes of wide receiver Miles Austin, cornerback Brandon Carr, offensive lineman Doug Free, guard Nate Livings, quarterback Kyle Orton, cornerback Orlando Scandrick and tight end Jason Witten.

Tony Romo also has a big contract that could be restructured and provide the Cowboys some much needed relief.

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