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Cowboys reportedly restructure Tyron Smith’s contract, frees up $8 million in cap space.

By SI Wire
March 10, 2015

The Dallas Cowboys restructured the contract of All-Pro left tackle Tyron Smith, freeing up in $8 million in salary cap space, reports the Dallas Morning News.

Smith’s contract called for him to be paid $11.039 million in base salary this season and now $10 million of that will be converted into a signing bonus.

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Dallas is about $12 million under the salary cap as the official free agency period starts Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET.

Smith signed an eight-year contract extension worth $109 million with $40 million guaranteed last season. Smith, 24, started all 16 games in 2014 for Dallas, helping the league’s second-ranked rushing offense.

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According to the report, the Cowboys can create more cap space by restructuring quarterback Tony Romo’s contract. Romo is set to make $17 million this season and has a $27.773 million cap hit for 2015, the highest in the NFL.

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