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Monday, March 10, 2014
Cowboys saved $1.15M on Bernadeau deal

By Todd Archer

IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys saved $1.15 million against the salary cap in 2014 by re-working right guard Mackenzy Bernadeau's contract.

According to NFL Players Association figures, Bernadeau will make a $1.1 million base salary in 2014 and will receive a $500,000 roster bonus. He was going to make $2.75 million this season and count more than $4 million against the cap. He will now count $2.924 million against the cap.

According to a source, Bernadeau can earn up to $900,000 in play-time incentives over the next two seasons, starting with $400,000 in 2014.

In 2015, Bernadeau will earn a $1.5 million base salary with $500,000 guaranteed if he is on the roster in the first week of the league year, and he is scheduled to count $2.824 million against the cap. He was set to make $3.25 million and count $4.574 million against the cap.