Dallas Cowboys Restructure 5 Contracts and More NFC East News

Brad Gagnon@Brad_Gagnon NFL National ColumnistMarch 1, 2013

CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 09: Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones looks on before the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on December 9, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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Only 24 hours ago, we were able to relay to you that the Dallas Cowboys had restructured DeMarcus Ware's contract in order to save about $4 million worth of cap space. However, the Cowboys were just getting started with that redo. 

Thursday was restructuring day in Dallas, with the 'Boys officially reworking deals for Miles Austin, Brandon Carr, Ryan Cook and Jason Witten, according to Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News

ESPN's Adam Schefter noted earlier this week that Dallas planned on restructuring about a dozen deals in total, which means there still might be plenty of work to do between now and Monday, which is the deadline to place the franchise tag on impending free-agent linebacker Anthony Spencer. 

ESPNDallas.com's Todd Archer figures the team needs to clear about $6 million more of cap space before being able to afford Spencer's tag. They've already shaved off about $23 million, and a Tony Romo extension would help, too. Stay tuned.

On to what else is being talked about in the NFC East. 


Dallas Cowboys

From ESPNDallas.com's Jean Jacques-Taylor: The 'Boys can no longer afford to keep ignoring quarterbacks

From the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: The Cowboys have also extended the contract of long snapper L.P. Ladouceur


New York Giants

From Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger: Ramses Barden thinks it's best to move on from the Giants

From Paul Schwartz of the New York Post: The Giants have apparently made a "modest" offer to Kenny Phillips.


Philadelphia Eagles

From Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer: The Eagles have worked out Tulsa quarterback G.J. Kinne.

From CSN Philly's Ray Didinger: How did Nnamdi Asomugha's skills erode so quickly?


Washington Redskins

From Mike Jones of the Washington Post: The Redskins are about $3 million over the cap.

From Thom Loverro of the Washington Examiner: The 'Skins are still paying for the crime of signing Albert Haynesworth