Here are this week's headlines:
-The Cowboys reworked quarterback Tony Romo’s contract for the 2014 season, converting $12.5 million of his $13.5 million base salary into a signing bonus. They also restructured the contracts of Sean Lee and Orlando Scandrick. The moves saved the team $16.8 million towards the salary cap and got them to within reach of being under it.
-NFL.com reported on Tuesday that Dallas had reached out to DeMarcus Ware to let him know that they are “definitely” interested in bringing him back for next season, but not at his current salary. As it stands now, Ware will count $16 million towards the cap for 2014. If he declines to restructure, he will be cut and become a free agent.
New York Giants:
-The Giants decided not to offer fullback Henry Hynoski a restricted free agent tender, which will allow him to be an unrestricted free agent next week. Hynoski missed most of last season after fracturing his shoulder in Week 3. The team has let him know that they would be interested in bringing him back at a smaller salary.
-Wide receiver Victor Cruz told the New York Daily News that he could see himself in “a Randall Cobb” like role under new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo, including seeing some snaps in the backfield. Cruz had season ending surgery in December, but stated he is healthy now and started lifting weights in the gym recently. He is hoping to be able to run routes by the end of March and is looking to get together with Eli Manning for training in April.
-The Eagles announced on Tuesday that he had released wide receiver Jason Avant. He had been with the team for eight seasons, and had 38 catches for 447 yards and two touchdowns in 2014. After his release, Avant tweeted out, “No matter what I will always #bleedgreen”.
-Defensive end Cedric Thornton signed a one year contract to remain in Philadelphia on Monday. The 25-year-old started all sixteen games last season on defense and had 78 tackles, eight quarterback hurries, one sack, two pass deflections, one forced fumble and one safety.