With the salary cap set at $120 million for 2011, the Dallas Cowboys will likely have to get creative in their efforts to get under that mark prior to the 2011 season. The team is currently around $18 million over, and with a strong free agent class preparing to hit the market once the free agency period begins, we wouldn’t be surprised to see some maneuvering at Valley Ranch in the coming weeks.
One option would be to restructure the contracts of veterans, taking portions of their base salaries and relabeling that number as part of a signing bonus--which then, would not count against said player’s cap number.
In a recent appearance on ESPN Radio 103.3, DeMarcus Ware, for one, said he would be open to the idea pending a discussion with his agent.
“You know to be honest, I would do it, but y’all have got to talk to my agent about that, about restructuring my contract,” Ware said, per ESPN Dallas. “But my thing is, if it’s not taking away from my family, if it’s not taking away from the table and it’s doing whatever it can to better the team, I’m down with it.”
Stay on top of the latest Dallas Cowboys news with NBCDFW.com. Follow NBC DFW Sports on Facebook or have breaking Cowboys news sent directly to your phone with Blue Star SMS alerts. Text "bluestar" to 622339 (NBCDFW) to subscribe to this free service. Read more about it here.