Report: Cowboys restructure Sean Lee contract, clear $5 million in cap space

By Jesse Reed
Jeffrey Pittenger-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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.