Before the Cowboys can add anything when the league year opens Tuesday afternoon, they still have some subtracting to do.
Despite restructuring a handful of contracts already, the Cowboys still need to adjust some more, as they’re nearly $7 million over the cap, according to David Moore of the Dallas Morning News.
After putting the franchise tag on Anthony Spencer, the Cowboys went back over the limit they crawled under by restructuring DeMarcus Ware, Brandon Carr, Jason Witten, Miles Austin and Ryan Cook.
They’ve discussed further cap-saving moves with players including Jay Ratliff, Orlando Scandrick, Dan Connor, Kyle Orton, Nate Livings and Mackenzy Bernadeau, and will have to push the button on those deals to get below the limit before Tuesday.
Of course, they could create the biggest chunk of space by extending quarterback Tony Romo, but that’s a decision that’s bigger than short-term space, and not one that’s likely to get done quickly.