With the deadline for teams to get under the salary cap coming on Tuesday, on Monday, the Dallas Cowboys restructured the contracts of three veterans.
Nose tackle Jay Ratliff, slot cornerback Orlando Scandrick and guard Mackenzy Bernadeau saw their contracts get makeovers, and in turn, their team slide under the league’s $123 million cap for 2013. This season will be the second and last that Dallas has to work under a league-mandated cap hit, punishment for their front-loading contracts during the uncapped season.
Previously, linebacker / defensive end DeMarcus Ware, cornerback Brandon Carr, tight end Jason Witten, receiver Miles Austin and center Ryan Cook had their deals reworked.
This initial wave of reworked contracts actually got Dallas under the cap, but they shot back over when they placed the franchise tag on Anthony Spencer. With these last three, along with the release of linebacker Dan Connor, Jerry Jones and co. appear set for tomorrow’s deadline.
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