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Cowboys restructure DeMarcus Ware’s contract

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Another highly paid veteran has agreed to restructure his contract to give his team more salary cap space.

The Cowboys have restructured the contract of defensive end DeMarcus Ware, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. The deal will convert $5 million of this season’s base salary into a signing bonus, and as a result Ware will make the same amount of money this year as he would have under his old deal, but will cost $4 million less against the Cowboys’ salary cap.

As we noted earlier today, the Cowboys plan to restructure the contracts of several players to create more salary cap space by March 12, when free agency starts.

The Cowboys are tight against the cap and are dealing with the ramifications of the salary cap penalty the league office handed them last year.

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13 Responses to “Cowboys restructure DeMarcus Ware’s contract”
  1. docboss says: Feb 27, 2013 7:45 PM

    Moot point. ‘Boys should trade him while he has value and rebuild.

  2. jcmeyer10 says: Feb 27, 2013 7:45 PM

    These players have to love this restructuring business.

    They are just being guaranteed money in a game that works on being able to cut ties with a guy in an instant.

  3. romospersonalsnuggie says: Feb 27, 2013 7:46 PM

    Got to create some cap room for the best QB in the league Tony Romo!!!!!!!

  4. caryw30 says: Feb 27, 2013 8:02 PM

    Thank you DeMarcus. Now Jerry you need to do the same with Romo ASAP. And after you restructure Romo please focus on the draft and stop trying to be flashy anymore.

  5. epear60blog says: Feb 27, 2013 8:18 PM

    Good start. I’m curious how the other restructurings will look

  6. pjd2012 says: Feb 27, 2013 8:36 PM

    I like Ware. He is a team player!

  7. jjb0811 says: Feb 27, 2013 10:18 PM

    What is the point of a salary cap if all you got to do is restructure expensive players every offseason?

  8. raydahhs75 says: Feb 27, 2013 10:28 PM

    Doesn’t really matter what you think of the Cowboys themselves, you have to love DeMarcus Ware. One classy dude!

  9. stevecmh says: Feb 27, 2013 10:44 PM

    I would trade Ware for two #1s & one #2, if any team would ante up. If not, I would very happily keep him.

    I know Ware is not worth those picks. However, I would not trade him for anything less.

  10. dirtydrynn27 says: Feb 27, 2013 11:16 PM

    Really…..Dont get me wrong I like D.Ware but I just cannot believe the support you guys have for Romo,He`s an awful QB with his best years waayyy behind him,Wake up Dallas fans!!!!!

  11. ccjcsr says: Feb 28, 2013 8:00 AM

    Restructure is built in their contracts, nothing new here.

  12. gordonray7777 says: Feb 28, 2013 9:55 AM

    I cannot believe anyone would entertain trading Demarcus Ware. This is the one constant the team has going for it. Anyone with an idea of trading Ware is looking for a quick fix. Son, there are no quick fix to this team. “What next, trade Jason Witten or how about Morris Claiborne, he could get you at least 3 number ones. Oh better than that, why don’t we deal with the real problem, the meddlesome owner. Oh yea, we can’t get anything for hime not even a restructure.

  13. redsoxu571 says: Feb 28, 2013 2:36 PM

    caryw30, how “flashy” has Jones been recently? Last offseason was pretty straightforward: sign a top FA at the team’s biggest need position (CB), and grab some players at fairly reasonable deals where depth was needed at OG, LB, and backup QB. Looked like a solid, football oriented offseason to me.

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