Cowboys to restructure contracts of Tony Romo and Kyle Orton


The Dallas Cowboys are in need of cap space. One option the team expects to pursue is the restructuring of Tony Romo and Kyle Orton’s contracts for 2014 according to ESPN’s Todd Archer.

Romo is owed $13.5 million in base salary but the Cowboys could simply convert his deal to the veterans minimum and save $9 million against the cap. The same could happen with Orton who is owed $4.37 million and while a release is one option it will not save the Cowboys much against the cap.

Currently the Cowboys are projected to be over the cap by $25 million which is laughable considering the numerous roster needs.