Archer mentions that the Cowboys restructured Cassel’s deal as part of the trade with the Bills that gives him a total of $2.15 million in incentives to go along with his base salary of $2 million.
As of now, Cassel has played 40 percent of the Cowboys’ snaps, which could climb to as high as 55 percent, depending on how things go in their remaining five games.
The incentives in Cassel’s deal breakdown to: $400,000 for 35%, $800,000 for 45%, $1.6 million for 65% and $2 million for 75%.
Should Cassel play 60 percent of the team’s snaps and 60 percent of the snaps in a playoff game, he would get an additional $150,000.
However, Cassel has yet to lead the Cowboys to a victory, Archer mentions that unless things change, Dallas could consider playing Kellen Moore and save the cap space, which could be rolled over into 2016.
Cassel, 33, is in the final year of his contract and is in line to be an unrestricted free agent in 2016.
This season, Cassel has appeared in six games and completed 63 percent of his passes for 902 yards, five touchdowns, and five interceptions. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 29 quarterback out of 37 qualifying players.