Nov 10, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; A detail of a Dallas Cowboys helmet prior to a game against the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Dallas Cowboys restructure contracts of Sean Lee, Orlando Scandrick

The Dallas Cowboys are feeling some relief in regards to their salary cap woes as they’ve not only converted the vast majority of Tony Romo‘s cap figure into a signing bonus, but have also restructured the contracts of both Sean Lee and Orlando Scandrick.

The Cowboys began the process of clearing room to get under the 2014 salary cap of $133 million by restructuring the contracts of cornerback Orlando Scandrick and linebacker Sean Lee.

Lee converted $4.75 million of his $5.5 million base salary into signing bonus for next season, while Scandrick moved $3.75 million of his $4.5 million base salary into bonus.

Between the restructuring and the converting, the Cowboys cleared a hefty amount of space leaving them just $1 million over the cap figure.

Of course, it just creates a bigger issue down the road in regards to Lee and Scandrick as their contracts will increase in the coming years, but for now it makes life much easier for the Cowboys.

It’s possible Jason Witten may be the next Cowboy to have his deal restructured.

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