The Dallas Cowboys announced Thursday that cornerback Brandon Carr was one of five players to restructure his contract in order to help the franchise get under the NFL’s $123 million salary cap.
Carr, who signed a five-year, $50.1 million deal last year, had his 2013 base salary reduced from $14.3 million to $715,000, according to Spotrac.com. The remainder of his salary was transferred into a signing bonus.
“I restructured my contract basically just to free up some money to get some more players in,” Carr said Friday morning after a United Way event where he read to children at Edward Titche Elementary School in Dallas. “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.”
The Cowboys missed the playoffs for the third consecutive season after finishing 8-8. So really how close are they to reaching the Super Bowl?
“Hopefully, we’re knocking on the door,” Carr responded. “Hopefully, you’re getting your down coat ready for New York.”
Carr was referring to next year’s Super Bowl which is scheduled for Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Wide receiver Miles Austin, center Ryan Cook, defensive end DeMarcus Ware and tight end Jason Witten also restructured their contracts with the Cowboys on Thursday.