Source: Cowboys $6.8 million over cap
March, 9, 2013
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com
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According to a source, the Dallas Cowboys are close to $6.8 million over the cap.
Several things could happen within the next few days to get the team under the cap:
- Dan Connor will either take a pay cut or get released.
- Tony Romo could lower his $16.8 million cap number by getting a new deal.
- Mackenzy Bernadeau, Kyle Orton, Nate Livings, Orlando Scandrick and Jay Ratliff might restructure their contracts.
The Cowboys have the necessary paperwork to file with the league regarding several players' restructured contracts. The Cowboys could get under the cap without a new deal for Romo or reworking some deals such as Ratliff's or Scandrick's.
Team officials don't seem too concerned about it at this stage of the offseason because they have a plan in place to make sure they get under the salary cap.
Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.
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