Cowboys restructure Tony Romo’s contract to create more cap space

The Dallas reworked Orlando Scandrick and Sean Lee’s contracts on Monday.  It also looks like Tony Romo’s contract got a makeover as well, according to ESPNDallas.com.

According to a source, the Cowboys will rework Romo’s contract to create $10 million in salary cap space. The Cowboys will convert $12.5 million of Romo’s $13.5 million base salary into a signing bonus, dropping his salary-cap figure from $21.773 million to $11.773 million.

What’s really amazing is that the Cowboys are now less than one million dollars over the cap.

The problem with pushing money in Romo’s contract to future years is that his cap number will be huge down the road.  But for now,  it frees up space for Dallas.