Source: Cowboys’ Ware restructures contract

dal-cowboys-200The Dallas Cowboys have restructured the contract of Pro Bowl outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware.

The reworked deal converts $5 million of this season’s base salary into a signing bonus, saving the Cowboys $4 million against the cap, according to a source familiar with the deal.

In addition to Ware, the Cowboys now plan to restructure the contracts of about a dozen of their players to get under the salary cap by March 12, according to a source.

The deal with Ware could be an indication the Cowboys do not expect to complete negotiations to extend Tony Romo’s contract and lower his team-high $16.8 million salary cap figure before March 12.

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