The Cowboys have restructured Jason Witten‘s yet again in order to give themselves additional cap space. The Cowboys converted $5.5MM of Witten’s $6.5MM base salary into a signing bonus, as ESPN.com’s Todd Archer writes. Thanks to the reworked deal, the Cowboys will save $2.75MM in cap room.
Witten, 34, is the third player to have his contract restructured after Orlando Scandrick and Sean Lee both agreed to move some money around. The Cowboys also restructured the deals of left tackle Tyron Smith and defensive tackle Tyrone Crawford earlier this offseason. Witten is signed through 2017 and is set to make $7.4MM next season with a cap figure of $12.262MM.
Witten has not missed a regular season game for the Cowboys since 2003, his rookie year. Last season, in yet another 16-game showing, Witten hauled in 77 passes for 713 yards and three touchdowns. Since becoming a full-time starter in Dallas, Witten has averaged 82 catches and 906 yards with five touchdowns per season.
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