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Cowboys restructure Tyron Smith’s contract

More NFL players are suffering injuries in training camp this year as stars get used to preparing for the season under new restrictions.

The Cowboys restructured left tackle Tyron Smith’s contract, converting $8.9 million of his base salary into a signing bonus, ESPN reports.

They also added a voidable year to his deal, putting Smith under contract through 2024.

It gets Smith cash in hand, protecting him in the event the NFL loses games to COVID-19.

It gets the Cowboys additional space for 2021 when the salary cap is expected to go down, and they potentially could have to absorb a $37.7 million franchise tag for Dak Prescott. The restructure saves the Cowboys $7.12 million.

Dallas restructured Smith’s contract in 2015, 2016 and 2017, too.

The restructure this season signals the Cowboys feel good about Smith’s future despite the fact he has not played a full, 16-game season since 2015.

The seven-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro made the All-Decade Team for the 2010s. He still is only 29 years old.