The Dallas Cowboys have strong odds to win the NFC East this year and potentially make a deep playoff run. But they don’t have a perfect roster right now, and they’ve made an interesting contract decision with star running back Ezekiel Elliott to give themselves a boost.
According to ESPN’s Field Yates, the Cowboys have converted $8.6 million of Elliott’s $9.6 million salary into a signing bonus. This move will give the Cowboys an extra $6.88 million in cap space this year.
With the added cap space, the Cowboys have effectively doubled their cap space for the coming season. Per OverTheCap, they now have over $12 million in cap space.
Final roster cuts are coming up, and the Cowboys could be in the market for some of the bigger names that get released. Not a bad position to be in for a playoff contender.
The Cowboys have converted $8.6M of RB Ezekiel Elliott’s $9.6M base salary into a signing bonus, creating $6.88M in 2021 cap space.
Dallas adds more flexibility as it heads into the season and with roster cut downs around the corner.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) August 27, 2021
2020 wasn’t exactly Ezekiel Elliott’s best season for the Cowboys. He had career-lows in numerous categories despite playing in 15 games.
But some of that could be attributed to the team’s poor defense, which had the Cowboys behind in numerous games last season, forcing them to abandon the run.
Perhaps now that Dak Prescott is back and they’ve made improvements on defense, Elliott will thrive once again.
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