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Cowboys back under the cap with more restructures

Jay Ratliff AP

The Cowboys are back under the salary cap for the moment, and they only had to cut one guy.

After releasing linebacker Dan Connor, the Cowboys also restructured the contracts of nose tackle Jay Ratliff, cornerback Orlando Scandrick and guard Mackenzy Bernadeau, according to Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

That clears $6.8 million worth of room, and gets them under the $123 million cap before Tuesday’s deadline.

While they talked to Connor about pay cut, before deciding to just release him, the other three did simple restructures, converting base salary into a bonus, which can be prorated over the remaining years of the deal.

That kicks the can down the road cap-wise, providing relief now which will have to be accounted for in a year when they aren’t being penalized by the league.

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18 Responses to “Cowboys back under the cap with more restructures”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 11, 2013 3:38 PM

    Cowboys are borrowing from Petr to pay Pietro, to pay Paulo, to pay Peter, to pay Paul, at this stage.

  2. ccjcsr says: Mar 11, 2013 3:39 PM

    Wouldn’t need to restructure if he would stop overpaying for useless talent! C’mon Jerry get it together.

  3. natnic75 says: Mar 11, 2013 3:53 PM

    ccjcsr

    Another moron idolizing Jerry the Great. Cowboys had no cap issues until Mara the thief came around. C’mon ccjcsr get it together.

  4. stevecmh says: Mar 11, 2013 3:57 PM

    Actually “kicking the can down the road” gives the Cowboys $5 Million more cap space next year to absorb these pro-rated bonus payments.

    The writer implies the Cowboys have something else to fear next year by using the words “providing relief now which WILL HAVE TO BE ACCOUNTED FOR”.

    Of course, all pro-rated bonuses have to be accounted for in subsequent contract years. I think the writer should have pointed out more clearly that the Cowboys will have an additional $5 Million cap space next year to more easily cover the relief they’re getting now.

  5. hartcarluncarlun says: Mar 11, 2013 3:57 PM

    Worse ran franchise in any sport……including the Raiders.

  6. dboydc says: Mar 11, 2013 4:09 PM

    Why was Scandrick even awarded his contract? He is garbage I’d cut him to then pack Austin and his 3 yrs of hamstring injuries bags and tell him he is next.

  7. ctgiant says: Mar 11, 2013 4:17 PM

    Jones is such a “great GM” a legend in his own mind! ha, lol
    But he’s got that Space ship Stadium, but no playoff team, huh?
    CT GIANT

  8. ccjcsr says: Mar 11, 2013 4:24 PM

    natnic75 says:
    Mar 11, 2013 3:53 PM
    ccjcsr

    Another moron idolizing Jerry the Great. Cowboys had no cap issues until Mara the thief came around. C’mon ccjcsr get it together.
    ————————————————————-

    Who’s Idolzing, Don’t blame Mara, let’s think back to the Roy Williams, Marion Barber, Ken Hamlin deals….Think before you speak!

  9. str8cashhomey says: Mar 11, 2013 4:24 PM

    if you honestly think the dallas cowboys are the worst ran franchise in any sport please dont procreate….and too the guy talking about scandrick being garbage….please look up pff rankings and you will see scandrick is rated as a top 5 slot corner in the nfl….meaning every team in the nfl has a garbage slot corner according to you

  10. oldbyrd says: Mar 11, 2013 4:28 PM

    That entire organization needs a doctor.

  11. divious24 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:40 PM

    The cowboys suffer from money loss bcuz of the uncapped year penalties n also Jerry just giving huge contracts

  12. abninf says: Mar 11, 2013 5:11 PM

    Mr. Jones knows exactly what he is doing. He’s preparing for another Super Bowl run. In addition to the coachmanship of Jason Calvin Garrett and the RPG-7′s Tony Romo will be firing into plethora of All Pro receivers at his command you can be sure Jerry will be flipping his middle finger at the entire world during the Super Bowl post-game ceremonies next season.

  13. bigsexy2288 says: Mar 11, 2013 7:25 PM

    Abninf you have some pretty good stuff your puffing on, as a Cowboys fan Jerry is a joke and frankly it wouldn’t surprise me if we ever ever win anything again.

  14. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Mar 11, 2013 9:21 PM

    Dan Connor is no big loss. He couldn’t cover Rob Ryan on a pass route.

    Does this mean Jerry goes after a free agent on Tuesday? Could use a safety with Sensabaugh released.

  15. awareness18 says: Mar 12, 2013 9:25 AM

    It worked for the Yankees….

  16. itsmammoth says: Mar 12, 2013 4:57 PM

    if you honestly think the dallas cowboys are the worst ran franchise in any sport please dont procreate….and too the guy talking about scandrick being garbage….please look up pff rankings and you will see scandrick is rated as a top 5 slot corner in the nfl….meaning every team in the nfl has a garbage slot corner according to you

    Wow, okay… so he’s ranked top 5 in slot corners?

    So what you’re telling me is he’s ranked top 5 in #3 Corners on NFL Team’s…

    32 NFL teams x 3 = 96 + 5 = 101.

    He doesn’t even crack the top 100 corners in the NFL. ;) Trust me, fans that actually watch the games know he is garbage. He is targeted as the weakness on the defense nearly every game.

  17. str8cashhomey says: Mar 12, 2013 5:35 PM

    So once again you are pointing out that slot corners on every team are targeted as the weakness nearly every game.

  18. str8cashhomey says: Mar 12, 2013 5:37 PM

    Oh and about the “fans that watch the games” comment….I had Sunday ticket last year while you we’re checking out espn highlights

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