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Cowboys Still Looking To Restructure CB Brandon Carr’s Contract

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said on Thursday that the team is still attempting to restructure CB Brandon Carr‘s contract to free up cap space.

  • Jones added that Carr will absolutely be on the Cowboys’ roster next season

We are continuing to look for ways that we can do something that’s good for both of us,” Jones said, via Rainer Sabin of The Dallas Morning News. “Good for both of us being the Cowboys relative to relief as to our cap management and good for him that would maybe be some pluses for him on his contract. Again, any more than that and I’m getting into negotiating details. But there are ways that we can improve our lot that aren’t unrealistic. It would just be someone giving up something significant.”

It is worth mentioning that reports surfaced last month that Dallas and Carr were working towards a deal that would keep him with the Cowboys under a more cap-friendly deal. However, seeing that it is more than a month later, it is unclear if any headway has been made during negotiations.

Carr, 28, was a marquee free agent signing back in 2012 when the Cowboys locked him up to a five-year, $50.1 million contract that included $25.5 million guaranteed.

He stands to make a base salary of $8 million next season and another $9.1 million in 2016. After Carr reworked his contract in 2013, a voidable year in 2017 was added for salary cap purposes.

Carr’s cap figure for next year will be $12.71 million, but the Cowboys would only free up $566,000 by releasing him outright and create $12.15 million in dead money, according to OverTheCap.com.

While Jones voiced a commitment to keeping Carr on the roster, of the Cowboys were to designate Carr as a post-June 1 release, they would create $8 million in cap space

In 2014, Carr recorded 54 tackles, one sack, and eight pass defenses over the course of 16 games. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 90 cornerback out of 108 qualifying players.

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