The Cowboys continue to play kick-the-can with contracts, pushing cap money into the future for short term relief.
It doesn’t change the amount of money going into Witten’s pocket, with $5.5 million of his $6.5 million salary turned into a bonus. He’s signed through the 2017 season, when he’s scheduled to make $7.4 million.
They’ve also restructured deals for cornerback Orlando Scandrick and linebacker Sean Lee in the last week, after re-doing the deals of left tackle Tyron Smith and defensive tackle Tyrone Crawford earlier this offseason.
It could eventually become a burden, but with the salary cap rising precipitously each season, it’s a chance they’re willing to take.