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Report: Cowboys Restructure Five Contracts In Anticipation of Free Agency

Among those to have their deal re-worked were Miles Austin, DeMarcus Ware and Jason Witten

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Report: Cowboys Restructure Five Contracts In Anticipation of Free Agency

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The Dallas Cowboys restructured the contracts of a handful of veterans on Friday in order to get under the league salary cap by the opening of the league's free agency period, on March 12, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Among those who had their deals reworked were receiver Miles Austin, cornerback Brandon Carr, backup center Ryan Cook, linebacker and soon to be defensive end DeMarcus Ware and tight end Jason Witten.

Where the oft-injured Austin is concerned, the move seems to confirm what owner and general manager Jerry Jones said last week, that the veteran receiver would not be a cap casualty.

None of the other re-structurings are all that surprising as Dallas prepares for a second consecutive year of dealing with a league-imposed cap hit. They will also continue to look into extending quarterback Tony Romo, a move that would further free the team up financially for the free agent period.

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