While other teams have been trimming their rosters and clearing room under the salary cap, the Cowboys have stayed pat, preparing to make their moves.

As it evaluates its roster, the organization is in the process of determining whether to keep receiver Miles Austin and defensive end DeMarcus Ware, two high-priced veterans taking up a sizable chunk of the club’s boated payroll.

With the new league year approaching, the Cowboys are believed to be close to $25 million over the NFL’s salary ceiling. Combined, the cap numbers for Ware and Austin total $24.25 million in space.

If Dallas decides to part ways with both veterans, and in the process designate Austin as a June 1 cut, the Cowboys would save roughly $12.9 million. But no decisions have been made on that front, the club’s executive vice president Stephen Jones explained.