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Posted:  03/18/2014 12:34 pm UTC  


Fitzgerald Cecilio - 4E Sports Reporter

Dallas, TX, United States (4E Sports) - The Dallas Cowboys have created $10 million in cap space after restructuring quarterback Tony Romo's contract.

A source said the team will convert $12.5 million of Romo's $13.5 million base salary into a signing bonus, dropping his cap figure from $21.773 million to $11.773 million.

The quarterback signed a six-year extension last year worth $108 million that included $55 million in guaranteed money.

However, the Cowboys designed the contract to be restructured in the second year of the deal to create cap room.

Romo is rehabbing from December back surgery, but the Cowboys anticipate that the quarterback will be able to take part in the full offseason program that begins April 21.

In addition, the Cowboys will finalize the restructured contracts of linebacker Sean Lee and Orlando Scandrick, moves that created $6.8 million in cap space.

The Cowboys signed Scandrick to a two-year extension late last season that guaranteed him $9 million while Lee signed a six-year extension worth as much as $51 million last summer.

The three restructured deals create $16.8 million in space, leaving the team less than $1 million from being under their $134.55 million cap. The Cowboys carried over $1.55 million in cap space from 2013.

The team has yet to decide the futures of DeMarcus Ware and Miles Austin. Ware is set to count $16.003 million against the cap, and the Cowboys would save $7.4 million by releasing him. It is possible they work out a new deal with Ware, which would also save money against the cap.

HEADLINES

Duke frosh standout Jabari Parker to join NBA Draft

Thursday, April 17, 2014

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Durham, NC, United States (4E Sports) - After just one year at Duke, National Freshman of the Year Jabari Parker announced that he will enter the NBA Draft.

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Ian Kinslers four-RBI day lifts Tigers past Indians

Thursday, April 17, 2014

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Friday, March 28, 2014

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SPORTS

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Politics

Fed judge rules Texas ban of same-sex marriage violates Constitution

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Business

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Entertainment

Drunk driver rams car into crowd at SXSW festival killing 2, injuring 23

Posted: 03/13/2014

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