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Cowboys Give Dan Connor Pay-Cut Ultimatum

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Cowboys Give Dan Connor Pay-Cut Ultimatum
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Teams that need to create salary-cap space are using two devices: a “restructuring” that moves cap dollars from this year to future years with no pay cut and a “restructuring” that shrinks the cap number in 2013 by paying the player less money. (Then there’s the Tom Brady-style extension, in which the player does a deal that creates the impression he’s taking less, actually paying him more, and qualifies him for automatic canonization upon death.)

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