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Romo Contract Re-Worked to Free-Up Cap Room



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    ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 21: Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys throws against the San Diego Chargers during a preseason game at Cowboys Stadium on August 21, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

    The Cowboys have reworked quarterback Tony Romo's contract, according to

    By doing so, the Cowboys are saving $6.552 million against the cap this year, ESPN reports.

    Romo was to make $9 million base salary in 2011, but the team converted $8.19 million of that into a signing bonus, giving Romo a base of only $810,000.

    ESPN said in Romo's deal, they add three years to his deal that void if he is on the team through 2013, which he is currently signed through.  The signing bonus will be now prorated over five years, instead of three -- saving them about $1.1 million.

    With the restructuring, Dallas now has about $18 million in cap room.