Quantcast

Cap strapped fever; Cowboys rework deals - KTBS.com - Shreveport, LA News, Weather and Sports

Cap strapped fever; Cowboys rework deals

Posted: Updated:
Irving, Tx -

The Dallas Cowboys are close to getting under the salary cap after restructuring the contracts of quarterback Tony Romo, linebacker Sean Lee and cornerback Orlando Scandrick.

The adjustment on the six-year, $108 million extension Romo signed last year will save Dallas about $10 million on the salary cap, while the conversions on Lee and Scandrick will cut about $7 million. Lee and Scandrick got new contracts last year as well.

With the reworked deals announced Tuesday, the Cowboys are slightly less than $1 million over the $133 million cap a week before they must clear the remaining space.

Dallas now has time to work on reducing defensive end DeMarcus Ware's salary cap hit of $16 million. He had a career-low six sacks in 2013.

  • College FootballMore>>

  • Kent State starting center dies at 21

    Kent State starting center dies at 21

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:04:39 GMT
    Kent State says one of its football players has died and that police believe he passed away from an undetermined medical issue.
    Kent State football player Jason Bitsko, who was slated to start at center for the Golden Flashes this season, died Wednesday.
  • On day 2 after Miller's injury, Buckeyes moving on

    On day 2 after Miller's injury, Buckeyes moving on

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:53:45 GMT
    When star quarterback Braxton Miller cried out in pain and crumpled to the ground during No. 5 Ohio State's practice on Monday, coach Urban Meyer wasn't certain what had happened.
    When star quarterback Braxton Miller cried out in pain and crumpled to the ground during No. 5 Ohio State's practice on Monday, coach Urban Meyer wasn't certain what had happened.
  • Ohio State: Injured QB Miller done for the season

    Ohio State: Injured QB Miller done for the season

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:14 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:14:25 GMT
    Ohio State says it will update the status of star quarterback Braxton Miller, who reportedly reinjured his throwing shoulder during practice.
    Ohio State star quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 season, dealing a severe blow to the fifth-ranked Buckeyes' national title hopes.
  • Texas Sports HeadlinesTexas Sports HeadlinesMore>>

  • Texas Fishing Report

    Texas Fishing Report

    By J.P. GREESON For The Associated Press Here is the weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for Aug. 20 and also available on the Internet at...
    By J.P. GREESON For The Associated Press Here is the weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for Aug. 20 and also available on the Internet at http://www.txfishing.com :
  • Martinez, Rangers top Marlins, 5-4

    Martinez, Rangers top Marlins, 5-4

    Nick Martinez allowed two runs over six innings in his homecoming, Alex Rios drove in two runs and the Texas Rangers roughed up Miami starter Nathan Eovaldi early on the way to a 5-4 win over the Marlins on...
    Nick Martinez allowed two runs over six innings in his homecoming, Alex Rios drove in two runs and the Texas Rangers roughed up Miami starter Nathan Eovaldi early on the way to a 5-4 win over the Marlins on Wednesday...
  • Texas News Minute

    Texas News Minute

    The latest Texas news from The Associated Press
  • FootballMore>>

  • Titans take challenge for former LB Shaw with ALS

    Titans take challenge for former LB Shaw with ALS

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:15:38 GMT
    Tim Shaw started noticing weakness in his muscles late in 2012 while playing linebacker as a special teams captain for the Tennessee Titans. Team doctors ran test after test on him in 2013 trying to find the sports...
    Tim Shaw started noticing weakness in his muscles late in 2012 while playing linebacker as a special teams captain for the Tennessee Titans. Team doctors ran test after test on him in 2013 trying to find the sports injury...
  • Kent State starting center dies at 21

    Kent State starting center dies at 21

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:04:39 GMT
    Kent State says one of its football players has died and that police believe he passed away from an undetermined medical issue.
    Kent State football player Jason Bitsko, who was slated to start at center for the Golden Flashes this season, died Wednesday.
  • PAT experiment: 8 missed extra points

    PAT experiment: 8 missed extra points

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:04:35 GMT
    Eight extra point kicks from the longer distance - usually 33 yards - were missed during the NFL's experiment in the first two weeks of the preseason.
    Reviews have been mixed around the league for the NFL's experiment with longer kicks on extra points. Regardless, it appears there's a future for them.
  • National SportsMore>>

  • Tony Stewart skips 3rd race after Ward's death

    Tony Stewart skips 3rd race after Ward's death

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:24:53 GMT
    Tony Stewart will not race Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee, the third Sprint Cup race he's skipped since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race.
    Tony Stewart will not race Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, the third Sprint Cup race he's skipped since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race.
  • Wozniacki upset by Giorgi at Connecticut Open

    Wozniacki upset by Giorgi at Connecticut Open

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:13:41 GMT
    Four-time champion Caroline Wozniacki was upset 6-4, 6-2 Wednesday by Camila Giorgi of Italy in the second round of the Connecticut Open.
    Four-time champion Caroline Wozniacki was upset 6-4, 6-2 Wednesday by Camila Giorgi of Italy in the second round of the Connecticut Open.
  • Settlement reached in Moore-Bertuzzi lawsuit

    Settlement reached in Moore-Bertuzzi lawsuit

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:33:42 GMT
    A settlement has been reached in Steve Moore's lawsuit against NHL forward Todd Bertuzzi, more than 10 years after the bloody, on-ice attack ended Moore's career.
    A settlement has been reached in Steve Moore's lawsuit against NHL forward Todd Bertuzzi, more than 10 years after the bloody, on-ice attack ended Moore's career.
Section is sponsored by:
SEPT 7 3:25pm CDT 49ers
SEP 14 12:00pm CDT at Titans
SEP 21 12:00pm CDT at Rams
SEP 28 7:30pm CDT Saints
OCT 5 12:00pm CDT Texans
OCT 12 3:25pm CDT at Seahawks
OCT 19 3:25pm CDT Giants
OCT 27 7:30pm CDT Redskins
NOV 2 12:00pm CDT Cardinals
NOV 9 12:00pm CDT at Jaguars
NOV 23 7:30pm CDT at Giants
NOV 27 3:30pm CDT Eagles
DEC 4 7:25pm CDT at Bears
DEC 14 7:30pm CDT at Eagles
NOV 21 3:25pm CDT Colts
NOV 28 12:00pm CDT at Redskins
Share Your Images
Powered by WorldNow
    Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KTBS. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
    Advertising | EEO Public File | KTBS 3 Public File | KPXJ 21 Public File