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Cowboys create cap space with Ezekiel Elliott restructure

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says he isn't nervous about Dak Prescott ahead of Week 1, but don't expect the QB to spring back to his full potential.

The Cowboys have added a bit more salary cap room with the preseason coming to a close.

Field Yates of ESPN reports that they have restructured running back Ezekiel Elliott’s contract. They converted $8.6 million of his $9.6 million base salary to a signing bonus.

The move adds $6.88 million in cap space for the Cowboys to use this season. That could come in handy if a player of interest hits the market as a free agent or trade option when teams make their moves to get to 53 players this week.

Elliott is signed through 2026 and the rest of that cap hit will be stretched out over the rest of the deal.