It’s the second year in a row that the Cowboys had a lot of contracts to take care of. Last offseason the Cowboys took care of DeMarcus Lawrence, Jaylon Smith, and around the preseason both Ezekiel Elliott and La’el Collins.
The final two names are popping up as it was reported by ESPN that the Cowboys dipped into the cap space pool using their contracts.
The Cowboys restructured Ezekiel Elliott and La’el Collins to create cap space
As noted, both Elliott and Collins agreed to extensions with the Cowboys in 2019. The Collins one in particular looks pretty friendly a year later, especially considering what tackles are getting on the open market this year.
Dallas has a lot of decisions to make and they likely want the room and affordability to make them. As a result they, according to ESPN, restructured both Zeke and Collins to create some cap space.
The Cowboys restructured the deals of both RB Ezekiel Elliott and OT La'El Collins earlier today.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 17, 2020
Any extra cap space adds up when your offseason to-do list includes an extension for Amari Cooper and (potentially) Dak Prescott.
The particular amounts that the Cowboys restructured and created aren’t known, but as soon as they are we will update this post. This is at the very least encouraging in the sense that the Cowboys are ready to make some things happen.
It’s the time of year for just that.