Don Banks reports that the Cowboys have given LB Sean Lee $125,000 in per-game bonuses this year, which would come out to $2 million if he plays 16 games.
According to Banks, this will make up for the $2 million bonus Lee lost out on by missing the team’s Week 17 game last year, due to a hamstring issue.
This is actually pretty cool of Dallas, considering that Lee made the decision to not play through injury, despite the financial incentive.
Lee, 30, is a former second-round pick of the Cowboys back in 2010. He’s currently in the fourth year of his seven-year, $42.63 million contract that included $16.1 million guaranteed, and is set to make a base salary of $3 million in 2016.
In 2015, Lee appeared in 14 games for the Cowboys and recorded 128 tackles, 2.5 sacks, an interception and five pass defenses.