Tony Romo didn’t take a pay cut to help keep DeMarco Murray.
But coincidentally, his latest restructuring creates enough cap room to make room for the guy who could be his next running back.
The Cowboys have restructured Romo’s deal yet again, creating $12.8 million in cap space this year. A source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that it wasn’t a negotiated restructuring, but an automatic conversion of $16 million of Romo’s base salary to a signing bonus. His salary for 2015 becomes $1 million.
Granted, that just pushes (yet again) prorations into the future, and whenever the time comes for Romo to be an ex-Cowboy, he’ll be their biggest cap hit for at least a year beyond.
They’ll tack on another $3.2 million worth of cap charge to each of the remaining years of his extension.
And while they might not turn the short-term savings into an Adrian Peterson deal, it is a happy coincidence that the wantaway Vikings running back has a $12.75 million salary coming his way this year.
I’m sure the two aren’t connected.