FRISCO - I can tell you first-hand that Michael Bennett is getting comfortable with his fit into the Dallas Cowboys and The Star. And now we know the Cowboys have worked out a "fit'' in regard to the salary cap as well.
As first reported by NFL Network, the Cowboys - as part of the NFL deadline trade that brings him here from New England in exchange for a conditional late-round pick (likely a sixth in the 2021 Draft) - alterations have been made in Bennett's deal.
Key among those, as it relates to his future: Previously, he was scheduled to make a non-guaranteed $7 million next season. But now he will be an unrestricted free agent at season's end. Bennett's 2019 wages have reportedly been shifted in a way that can allow him to earn $2.75 million in base, active roster bonuses and incentives. But that's not the story, we don't believe; Bennett's desire to take another crack at free agency in the spring is, making his acquisition a rental ... But one that can pay off handsomely if the three-time Pro Bowler creates his usual on-field havoc as both an end and 3-Tech tackle.
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