Cowboys Restructure Jason Witten’s Contract

    Looking to increase their flexibility before the 2016 regular season begins, the restructured the contract of stalwart .

    The move coverts $5.5 million of Witten's base salary into a bonus. It gives the Cowboys around $3 million in additional cap space for this year.

    Cowboys Headlines - ESPN Marks Jason Witten as Future Cowboys Head CoachCap space during the season can have several uses. It may go towards contract incentives that certain players hit. It can also be used to sign help if or other issues arise. If unused, the money carries over into next year's cap space.

    The downside of restructuring is that it decreases the team's flexibility and cap relief in later seasons should they want to player. For a guy like Jason Witten, though, it's hard to imagine a scenario where Dallas would ever want to let him go. That makes it much easier to pull the trigger.

    Witten's deal expires after the . Next year he will count $12 million against the Cowboys salary cap. It's a high number, but his role on the team still offsets any diminishing performance.

    At worst, Witten is still a highly productive and efficient receiver. Whether or is playing for the Cowboys in 2017, they will both be happy to have Jason Witten in their corner.

    Jess Haynie
    Jess Haynie
    Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!


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