The Dallas Cowboys are trying to work their way under the salary cap, and they don't have much time left to do it. On March 4, Sporting News reported that the team had restructured their contract with Tony Romo. This is one of many moves that the team is making to get their cap down before the March 11 deadline. Romo's contract converted his base salary to a bonus, and this dropped his cap number by 10 million.
Romo's deal is not the only one the team has made in recent days. New deals with Sean Lee and Orlando Scandrick managed to take them down another $6.8 million, but it is not enough. They need to cut more to get themselves below cap before deadline. Jason Witten and Brandon Carr also have deals that that can be restructed to offer even more room under the cap.
These deals will help them keep two more players. Defensive end DeMarcus Ware and wide receiver Miles Austin are a players that add to the success of the team. However, the team's success needs to start with Tony Romo. He needs to elevate his level of play, and he needs to keep that level of play up for the next five years.
There are other deals that need to be made in the days ahead as well. Due to free agency, they need to work new contracts out with Jason Hatcher and Anthony Spenser. Right now, the team is dealing with the craziness of the cap, but they are making the moves needed to get them where they need to be.
What do you think of these new moves? Do you think we'll see the Dallas Cowboys in the playoffs this year?