DALLAS (105.3 THE FAN) – The Dallas Cowboys are keeping team leader Jason Witten around until the year 2021.READ MORE: Store Clerk Delon Johnson Arrested For Murder After Shooting Men Who Robbed Business, Police Say
According to Cowboys COO Stephen Jones, TE Jason Witten signed a 4-year contract extension with the team on Tuesday.
The future Hall-of-Fame tight end might now be the target of those who gripe about the notion of paying an aging player through 2021, but it is useful to know the structure of the deal.
Sources tell The Fan’s Mike Fisher the Cowboys will realize cap savings in 2017 as a result of the move, which keeps his 2017 numbers, for the time being, at $7.4 mil in salary and $12.2 mil in cap impact. There is, I’m told, “fluidity” there.READ MORE: Mexican Government Takes Aim At US Gun Manufacturers, Sues Over Toll Of Arms Trafficking
This contract is the 34-year-old’s fourth with the Cowboys since he was drafted in 2003.
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