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Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Cowboys have plenty of cap room

By Todd Archer

IRVING, Texas -- The Cowboys have roughly $11.5 million in salary cap space after the decision to cut Pro Bowl center Andre Gurode on Monday.

The Cowboys save about $5.5 million by cutting Gurode and were $6.3 million under after the team signed cornerback Orlando Scandrick to a five-year contract extension.

The Cowboys have yet to restructure the contract of Tony Romo, which would create $5.4 million in space, and if the team cuts defensive end Igor Olshansky they would save an additional $3.4 million space.

But don’t look for the Cowboys to chew up a lot of that money this year. Look for them to carry over the money to 2012 as a credit.