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March 27, 2013

Per source, roster cut and restructured deal will help Dallas clear room for Durant, another signing

The Dallas Cowboys will not only sign linebacker Justin Durant but they plan to sign another player today, a high-level team source said.

To clear room for both players, the salary-cap strapped Cowboys will cut a player and restructure the deal of another. The Cowboys have just $102,000 under the 2013 salary cap of $123 million.

The source said the names would be announced when the deals were finalized later today.

What we do know is that a deal has been agreed to by Durant, who acknowledged as much on Twitter on Tuesday. What we also know is that the team has made an offer to guard Brandon Moore, per his agent Deryk Gilmore.

He indicated that Moore, who is familiar with offensive line coach Bill Callahan from his days with the Jets, would welcome a deal if and when cap space was made available.

The team also hosted safety Will Allen on a visit, so an offer could be in the works there, as well.

The only other veteran who visited was safety Michael Huff, who said he didn't talk contract with the Cowboys and is headed to visit the Baltimore Ravens.

Regarding a restructure, the Cowboys can rework the contracts of guard Nate Livings and backup quarterback Kyle Orton to create room.

Topping the list of candidates for a roster cut is fullback Lawrence Vickers, who has one-year left on a contract that will pay him a base salary of $1.2 million next season. His cap number is only $1.3 million.

So releasing him would give the Cowboys an immediate savings of his base salary, minus $100,000 in dead money.


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Just saw on NFL Network where Kyle Orton has restructured his contract so Jerry could sign Durant. Guess Romo is still playing hardball with Jerry...

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