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December 30, 2012; Landover, MD, USA; Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten (82) stands on the field during warm ups prior to the Cowboys game against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys Restructure Six Contracts Including Jason Witten, Miles Austin

The Dallas Cowboys have been making a flurry of moves to relieve themselves some cap space and it has taken five players to restructure their contracts. DeMarcus Ware was the first to restructure his deal which saved the team $4 million. We passed along that news yesterday. Now today, four more players have joined the fun.

The four other Cowboys players that restructured their contracts were tight end Jason Witten, wide receiver Miles Austin, cornerback Brandon Carr, and offensive linemen Mackenzy Bernadeau and Nate Livings. With all of the moves, Dallas have been able to shave off around $22 million of cap space.

Of course, all of that is still not enough for the Cowboys.

Dallas will still look to restructure the contracts of starting defensive tackle Jay Ratliff and cornerback Orlando Scandrick. Along with that duo of players, the Cowboys have asked linebacker Dan Connor to restructure his deal. If Connor refuses, he will be released from the team.

The Cowboys are making a lot of moves, but it is all necessary because of the bad contracts they have given to their players in the past.

Tags: Brandon Carr Dallas Cowboys DeMarcus Ware Jason Witten Jay Ratliff Mackenzy Bernadeau Miles Austin Nate Livings Orlando Scandrick

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