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DCN Quick Hit: Dallas Cowboys Release Connor, Restructure Contracts Due to Salary Cap

Linebacker Dan Connor cut from the Cowboys
Linebacker Dan Connor cut from the Cowboys

Breaking News:

The Dallas Cowboys had a busy day Monday making changes to get the team under the salary cap.

The most notable move made was The Cowboys releasing linebacker Dan Connor who started eight games in the 2012 season.

Cutting Connor saved The Cowboys $3 million.

The Cowboys also negotiated the deals of cornerback Orlando Scandrick, defensive tackle Jay Ratliff and guard Makenzy Bernadeau. The players base salaries were lowered, and it has been reported they will turn the difference into signing bonuses.

The Cowboys were $6.8 million over the salary cap, and after Mondays restructuring they are now approximately $1 million below the cap. The restructuring created a savings of $7.8 Million.

(As soon as contract figures are up to date we’ll get you the most up to date team salary information! Stay Tuned)

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Written by Shaleni McBain

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