Full Breakdown For Dez Bryant’s New Five-Year, $70M Deal


Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk has obtained the complete breakdown for Dez Bryant‘s brand new five-year, $70 million contract with the Cowboys.

Bryant walked away with a $20 million signing bonus. Although, $7 million of this figure will be deferred until March 2016, according to Florio.

  • 2015: $3 million fully guaranteed base salary
  • 2016: $9 million fully-guaranteed base salary that can be reduced by $500,000 if Bryant fails to complete offseason workouts.
  • 2017: $13 million base salary for 2017 that is guaranteed only for injury only at signing and becomes fully guaranteed if he’s the roster as of the fifth day of the 2017 league year. This salary can also be reduced by $500,000 if Bryant fails to complete offseason workouts.
  • 2018: $8.5 million non-guaranteed base salary, a $4 million options bonus due between five days after Super Bowl LII and one day before the start of the 2018 league year.
  • 2019: $14 million non-guaranteed base salary

Previous reports had said that Bryant’s deal may include a lot protections for the Cowboys like some of their other extensions have, but it looks like they made a very serious commitment to Dez long-tmer.

Bryant is now tied with Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas for the second highest annual salary. However, Bryant managed to best Thomas in terms of total guarantees.

Meanwhile, he’ll carry cap figures of: $7 million (2015), $13 million (2016), $17 million (2017), $16.5 million (2018), and $16.5 million (2019).

Dallas also managed to boost their available cap space to $17,132,458, which is the sixth most in the NFL by locking up Bryant to a long-term deal before the deadline earlier in the week.

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