CB Brandon Carr: I'm a team player for Dallas Cowboys

Brandon Carr signed a five-year, $50.1 million free-agent deal with the Dallas Cowboys last offseason. One year later, the cornerback restructured the contract to convert most of his $14.3 million 2013 salary into a signing bonus.

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Carr doesn't mind the quick adjustment.

"I restructured my contract basically just to free up some money to get some more players in," Carr told The Dallas Morning News on Friday. "I'm a team player. I believe in getting as many guys as possible that can help us get to our goal, and that's to win a championship.

"This is another step in the right direction, not only myself, but other guys restructured as well. That's a good sign that guys are willing to restructure their contracts in order to get new guys in or get better guys in to help us, hopefully, get a Super Bowl."

DeMarcus Ware, Jason Witten, Miles Austin and Ryan Cook also restructured their contracts, for total salary-cap savings between $20 to $25 million. We'll see if it's enough for the team to keep pass rusher Anthony Spencer, who had a career-high 11 sacks in 2012.

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