Cowboys offensive lineman Zack Martin, Tyron Smith and La’el Collins have agreed to restructure their contracts forward of the 2021 season, in accordance with ESPN’s Todd Archer. The restructures will clear roughly $17 million in wage cap house.
The restructured contracts have been extra excellent news for the Cowboys, who obtained 4 compensatory picks on Wednesday. Along with their previously-existing draft picks, the Cowboys have obtained the 99th, 139th, 179th, and 227th general picks within the 2021 draft. The Cowboys’ 4 compensatory picks have been probably the most given to any NFL group.
Whereas the league’s $182.5 million wage cap limits each membership’s spending, the Cowboys will not be hit as arduous as most groups. The Cowboys carried about $25.4 million of unused cap house from 2020, giving them an adjusted cap of just below $208 million, per Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning Information.
The Cowboy prevented a colossal cap hit by not utilizing their franchise tag on quarterback Dak Prescott. As an alternative of taking up a $37.7 million franchise tag, the Cowboys and Prescott got here to phrases on a four-year, $160 million contract. Prescott is now scheduled to rely $22.2 million towards the cap in 2021.
Martin, Smith and Colins have performed collectively for the reason that 2015 season. Martin, a six-time Professional Bowler and member of the NFL‘s All-2010s Group, missed six video games because of damage in 2020. Accidents additionally restricted Smith — a seven-time Professional Bowler and fellow member of the NFL’s All-2010s Group — to only two video games final season. Their accidents largely contributed to the Cowboys’ first shedding season since 2015.
A former undrafted rookie, Collins has began in 61 of his 62 profession regular-season video games. He missed one recreation final yr after taking part in in all 16 video games the earlier two seasons.
Martin and Collins are signed via the 2024 season, whereas Smith is signed via the 2023 season.