Having agreed to sign veteran safety Will Allen on Wednesday, the Dallas Cowboys needed to do some maneuvering in order to create some cap space before the deal could actually become official. According to a report in the Dallas Morning News, they began that process by cutting receiver Anthony Armstrong.
The team also restructured the contract of backup quarterback Kyle Orton.
A local product (Carrollton, TX) and a former member of the Dallas Desperados, Armstrong joined the Cowboys in November of 2012 but never caught a pass for the team.
Releasing Armstrong and restructuring Orton’s deal reportedly freed up around $1 million in cap space, which they’ll need to finally ink Allen, and linebacker Justin Durant, who agreed to a two-year deal with the Cowboys on Tuesday.
Dallas is still looking to work out new, longterm deals for Anthony Spencer and Tony Romo, a pair of moves that would give Dallas some much needed breathing room where the cap is concerned.
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