Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee and cornerback Orlando Scandrick restructured their contracts to clear more than $8.5 million in cap space — $3.75 million from Scandrick and $4.75 million from Lee.
The reworked deals convert base salary into bonuses that can be stretched over the length of the contract.
The Cowboys are still roughly $10 million over the cap and have until March 11 to get under it.
Party Pass tickets
Dallas Cowboys standing room only Party Pass season tickets for 10 preseason and regular season games at AT&T Stadium are on sale for $199. They’re available at www.dallascowboys.com/partypass or by calling 817-892-4400. Party pass tickets do not provide a seat, but allow fans to move about the decks and open spaces in the main concourses.
• 49ers: Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has a base salary of $973,766 for 2014, is seeking a new deal that would average $18 million a season, according to the Boston Globe. ... Receiver Anquan Boldin agreed to a two-year, $12 million contract with $9 million guaranteed.
• Tags: Franchise tags were used on Saints tight end Jimmy Graham ($7.05 million), Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy ($13.1 million), Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo ($11.5 million) and Jets kicker Nick Folk ($3.56 million). Transition tags were put on Browns center Alex Mack ($10.04 million) and Steelers linebacker Jason Worilds ($9.75 million).
• Extra point: The NFL is in early discussions that could result in extra-point attempts being moved back from the 2-yard line to the 25-yard line for the 2014 preseason. That would make the actual kick a 43-yard attempt instead of a 20-yard try.
• Dolphins: Pro Bowl cornerback Brent Grimes signed a four-year, $32 million deal that includes $16 million in guarantees.
• Broncos: Quarterback Peyton Manning, who has had four neck procedures, passed the physical exam required by his contract that pays him $20 million next season.
• Titans: Safety Bernard Pollard was re-signed to a two-year contract.