The Dallas Cowboys are famous for reworking big contracts of star players on a yearly basis, and they’re at it again. This time, it’s linebacker Sean Lee who is helping create cap space with a restructured contract that will reportedly save the Cowboys $5 million this upcoming season.
Cowboys restructured LB Sean Lee's contract, creating a little more than $5 million in salary cap space. Gives them about $8.5 million now.
— Brandon George (@DMN_George) March 7, 2017
The ‘Boys aren’t done dealing to create even more space cap relief, and they’re going to save over $5 million whenever they decide to release Tony Romo. Perhaps now they can make a competitive offer to receiver Kenny Britt, who is reportedly on their radar to replace Terrance Williams.
Before restructuring Lee’s contract, the linebacker was set to count $12.45 million against the cap.
A dynamic sideline-to-sideline defender who specializes against the pass, Lee has struggled to stay healthy throughout his career but managed to start all but three games the past two seasons. He was a key defender during last year’s tremendous run to the playoffs, racking up 145 total tackles.