Jason Witten restructures contract with Cowboys

Jason Witten has restructured his contract with the Cowboys.

The veteran tight end was due $6.5 million in salary this season, but the Cowboys turned $5.5 million of it into a signing bonus, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday, per a source who has seen the deal. The move created an early $3 million in cap space but also gives Witten a cap number of more than $12 million next year, Rapoport added.

The 34-year-old Witten is entering his 14th NFL season, all of which he has spent with the Cowboys. The favorite target of Tony Romo is still producing at a high level and has two years remaining on his contract entering this year.

Last May, Witten acknowledged that he and Romo could play another four or five more seasons. Romo has been hampered by a back injury that likely will cause him to miss half the season, but Witten hasn't missed a game since 2003. Who's to say he doesn't have a few more productive seasons in him?

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