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Dallas Cowboys’ payroll picture: Where will cuts be made?

Dez Bryant signed a $70 million deal before a season undercut by injuries.
Dez Bryant signed a $70 million deal before a season undercut by injuries. Star-Telegram

The Cowboys begin the off-season with 18 of 22 regular starters signed for next season. They have $143.196 million committed to the 2016 salary cap for 48 players. That includes $902,744 in dead money. The 2016 cap is projected to be in the $154 million range.

Cowboys’ starters

Offense

Pos.

Player

Age

Contract

Base

salary

WR

Dez Bryant

27

2019

$3 million

LT

Tyron Smith

25

2023

$1.04 mill.

LG

La’el Collins

22

2017

$435,000

C

Travis Frederick

24

2016

$1.03 mill.

RG

Zack Martin

25

2018

$827,627

RT

Doug Free

31

2017

$1.5 mill.

TE

Jason Witten

33

2017

$1.5 mill.

WR

Terrance Williams

26

2017

$615,000

QB

Tony Romo

35

2019

$1 mill.

RB

Darren McFadden

28

2016

$900,000

FB

Tyler Clutts

31

Unrestricted

free agent

$585,000

Defense

Pos.

Player

Age

Contract

Base

salary

LDE

DeMarcus Lawrence

23

2017

$670,302

NT

Nick Hayden

29

Unrestricted

free agent

$745,000

UT

Tyrone Crawford

26

2020

$675,000

RDE

Greg Hardy

27

Unrestricted

free agent

$573,529

SLB

Anthony Hitchens

23

2017

$510,000

MLB

Rolando McClain

26

Unrestricted

free agent

$573,529

WLB

Sean Lee

29

2019

$2.5 mill.

LCB

Brandon Carr

29

2016

$8 mill.

RCB

Orlando Scandrick

28

2019

$1 mill.

SS

Barry Church

27

2016

$2.75 mill.

FS

Byron Jones

23

2018

$435,000

Charean Williams

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