The Dallas Cowboys have been desperately trying to get under the salary cap recently and have been hard at work restructuring contracts across the roster.
According to ESPN, the Cowboys have gone a long way to getting under the threshold by restructuring the contract of franchise quarterback Tony Romo and were able to save $10 million of cap space in the process.
To clear the space, Dallas converted $12.5 million of Romo’s base salary into a signing bonus. This had apparently been their plan all along when Romo signed his six-year extension last year worth $108 million which included $55 million in guaranteed money.
The Cowboys designed the contract to be restructured in the second year of the deal to create cap room.
That wasn't the only work Dallas have been doing however. A further $7 million in cap room has been cleared earlier in the week by making tweaks to the deals of linebacker Sean Lee and cornerback Orlando Scandrick.
The team have yet to whether to keep DeMarcus Ware or Miles Austin yet and either of the defensive end or wide receiver being cut would put them below the limit.