Following the signing of wide receivers Allen Hurns and Deonte Thompson, the Dallas Cowboys needed to find a way to create more cap space. Some have concluded that would be by releasing Dez Bryant. But that doesn’t appear likely.
Instead, Dallas reportedly restructured the contract of future Hall of Fame tight end Jason Witten, creating $3.5 million in cap space.
The Cowboys have restructured the contract of 11-time Pro Bowl tight end Jason Witten, creating roughly $3.5 million in salary cap space, according to sources. Witten is the second contract the Cowboys have re-worked in the last week, along with Pro… https://t.co/Y3PJyiwQNi
— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) March 24, 2018
This comes on the heels of Dallas saving $7.4 million by doing the same thing with Pro Bowl center Travis Frederick.
Sure this will help with the Cowboys’ 2018 cap situation. But by kicking cap issues down the road, Dallas isn’t doing itself any favors long term.
Witten, 35, recorded 63 receptions for 560 yards and five touchdowns last season. He holds the Cowboys’ franchise records in receptions and receiving yards.