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Cowboys Pick Up $2.75M In Cap Space By Restructuring TE Jason Witten’s Contract

Todd Archer of ESPN reports that the Cowboys have restructured TE Jason Witten‘s contract and in turn freed up $2.75 million in cap room.

According to Archer, the Cowboys converted $5.5 million of Witten’s $6.5 million base salary into a signing bonus. This move dropped Witten’s 2016 cap figure from $8.612 million to $5.862 million.

Witten, 34, is a former third-round pick of the Cowboys back in 2003. He’s in the fourth year year of his  five-year, $37 million contract that included $19 million guaranteed and stands to make base salaries of $6.5 million and $7.4 million over the remainder of the contract.

In 2015, Witten appeared in all 16 games for the Cowboys and caught 77 passes for 713 yards receiving and three touchdowns.