Report: Cowboys restructure Travis Frederick contract to free up cap space

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The Dallas Cowboys have restructured the contract of center Travis Frederick in order to free up close to $7.5 million in cap space for 2018, according to Jane Slater of the NFL Network.

Frederick was set to earn $10 million in base salary this season. The lowest base salary he can earn as a five-year veteran is $790,000, per the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Dallas would clear the cap space by converting a significant portion of the base salary to signing bonus.

Frederick was scheduled to count $13,235,000 against the cap in 2018, per OverTheCap.com. If Dallas converted the maximum amount of base salary possible to signing bonus it would allow the team to save $7,368,000 against the cap for this season.

The additional cap space could be a precursor to an impending extension in Dallas. Defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence and guard Zach Martin are both in line for new deals. Martin is set to enter the final year of his rookie contract with the Cowboys while Lawrence is set to play 2018 on the franchise tag.

5 responses to “Report: Cowboys restructure Travis Frederick contract to free up cap space

  1. Come up Jerry. Free up more cap space and sign Suh and the honey badger and that defense will be safe. All the cowboys have to do is focus on offense during the draft. Hopefully Ridley fall in our lap but sadly though I think Bmore might snatch him.

  2. Cowboys will never truly be contenders with Jerry at the helm as GM. While other teams are making serious moves eary, he’s entangled in all kinds of distractions that are typically the result of his own ego.

  3. Stop kicking the can down the road, Dallas has two players
    that can be cut Dez and Witten and gain 15 million dollar in cap
    space. And don’t Tell me they are still Great players because
    they’re not.

  4. Al Davis once kicked Mark Davis out of his home because Mark got too attached to players. Everyone has flaws and this is also Jerry’s flaw as well as it is Mark Davis’. Hate to say it, we DO have money but have to let Witten and Dez go. That won’t happen because Jerry has Mark Davis fever.

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