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Cowboys Restructure G Zack Martin’s Contract, Create $8M in Cap Space

The have done some financial reworking as of late. A few weeks ago, they restructured Tyron Smith's deal by converting $8.9 million of his base salary into a signing bonus, adding an additional $7.1 million in cap space with the voided year added. Now, as the season is set to begin on Sunday, the Cowboys are creating more financial flexibility.

, who signed a six-year, $84 million dollar extension in 2018, is having his deal restructured to create $8 million in cap space according to Ian Rapoport of .

The Cowboys are converting $10 million of Martin's $11 million dollar base salary for 2020 into a signing bonus. With this move, the Cowboys currently have $17.5 million in cap space entering the new season.

Many will assume that this restructure is geared towards signing All-Pro . However, that's not the Cowboys thinking here. While they're still interested in Thomas to some degree, this move is more about having cap space in 2021, and more importantly, finally securing a long-term deal with .

The floor for 2021 is set to be around $175 million because of the potential revenue losses due to the current pandemic. Prescott will play under the for $31.4 million this season which will go up to $37.7 next season if he's tagged again.

This was definitely some strategic financial maneuvering by the Cowboys here.


Matthew Lenix
Matthew Lenix
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