Jason Witten

Tight End

  • 2018 Salary Cap Charge: $2,975,000
  • % of 2018 Team Cap: 1.61%
  • 2018 Cash Payout: $6,500,000
  • % of 2018 Team Cash Spending: 4.83%
  • 2018 Cash to Cap Ratio: 2.18
  • Total Contract Value: $26,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $6,500,000
  • Position Ranking: 4/113 at TE
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $0
  • Age: 35
  • Height: 6' 6"
  • Weight: 261
  • College: Tennessee
  • Accrued Seasons: 15
  • Entry: 2003 Draft, Round 3, #69 overall (Cowboys)
  • Year Signed: 2017
  • Contract Type: Extension
  • Free Agency: 2022 (UFA)

Contract Notes

Jason Witten signed a four year contract extension worth $26 million with the Cowboys on March 30, 2017. Witten received no signing bonus and no part of the new contract impacts his 2017 salary cap figure at the time of signing. In each season of the contract Witten can earn per game roster bonuses. The bonuses increase yearly with costs of $750,000(2018), $1.5 million(2019), $2 million(2020), and $3 million(2021). According to Todd Archer of ESPN the contract has a maximum value of $29.6 million. According to Archer the additional salary is earned as $900,000 yearly incentives which will be earned if the Cowboys make the playoffs and Witten has 70 receptions in a season. There is also a lower incentive threshold worth $450,000 per year which is earned if the Cowboys make the playoffs and Witten has at least 55 receptions in the season.

The Cowboys converted $4.7 million of Witten's 2018 salary into a signing bonus. The move reduced Witten's salary cap number by $3.525 million in 2018. His salary cap charge in each of the final three seasons of his contract will increase by $1.175 million.

Current Contract

YearAgeBase Salary (Guaranteed)BonusesCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
ProratedRosterWorkoutOther
201735$7,400,000$4,862,000$0$0$0$12,262,0007.3%
201836$1,050,000$1,175,000$750,000$0$0$2,975,0001.7%
201937$5,000,000$1,175,000$1,500,000$0$0$7,675,0004.0%
202038$4,500,000$1,175,000$2,000,000$0$0$7,675,0003.8%
202139$3,500,000$1,175,000$3,000,000$0$0$7,675,000--
Total$21,450,000$9,562,000$7,250,000$0$0$38,262,000
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Contract History

Career Earnings: $72,453,000
Years: 15
Career APY: $4,830,200
TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
CowboysDraftedRenegotiated20034$3,153,000$788,250$1,580,00050.1%$526,667
CowboysExtensionRenegotiated20066$27,600,000$4,600,000$20,641,00074.8%$4,128,200
CowboysExtensionRenegotiated20115$37,000,000$7,400,000$38,132,000103.1%$6,355,333
CowboysExtensionActive20174$26,000,000$6,500,000$12,100,00046.5%$12,100,000
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Cowboys15$72,453,000$4,830,200$67,753,0000.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History    

YearTeamBase Salary (Guaranteed)BonusesCap
Number
Cap %
ProratedRosterWorkoutOther
2003Cowboys$225,000$167,500$0$0$0$392,5000.5%
2004Cowboys$305,000$167,500$0$0$0$472,5000.6%
2005Cowboys$380,000$167,500$0$0$0$547,5000.6%
2006Cowboys$500,000$1,367,500$0$0$0$1,867,5001.8%
2007Cowboys$595,000$2,200,000$0$0$0$2,795,0002.6%
2008Cowboys$1,905,000$2,200,000$0$0$0$4,105,0003.5%
2009Cowboys$2,500,000$2,200,000$0$0$0$4,700,0003.8%
2010Cowboys$2,641,000$2,200,000$500,000$0$0$5,341,000--
2011Cowboys$1,032,000 $1,032,000$3,500,000$500,000$0$0$5,032,0004.2%
2012Cowboys$2,000,000 $1,968,000$3,500,000$0$0$0$5,500,0004.6%
2013Cowboys$940,000$3,412,000$0$0$0$4,352,0003.5%
2014Cowboys$5,000,000$3,412,000$0$0$0$8,412,0006.3%
2015Cowboys$1,500,000$4,612,000$0$0$0$6,112,0004.3%
2016Cowboys$1,000,000$4,862,000$0$0$0$5,862,0003.8%
2017Cowboys$7,400,000$4,862,000$0$0$0$12,262,0007.3%
2018Cowboys$1,050,000$1,175,000$750,000$0$0$2,975,0001.7%
2019Cowboys$5,000,000$1,175,000$1,500,000$0$0$7,675,0004.0%
2020Cowboys$4,500,000$1,175,000$2,000,000$0$0$7,675,0003.8%
2021Cowboys$3,500,000$1,175,000$3,000,000$0$0$7,675,000--
Total$41,973,000$43,530,000$8,250,000$0$0$93,753,000 

Statistics (2014-present)

YearGames PlayedSnapsReceivingRushingFumbles
OffenseSpecialRecYardsAvgTDAttYardsAvgTDTotalLost
20141699.0%19.7%6470311.05000.0000
20151699.2%13.3%777139.33000.0011
20161696.0%19.1%696739.83000.0011
20171698.3%16.7%615438.95000.0011

Financial Reports

Yearly Cap Charge vs. Dead Money (pre-June 1 cut)
Positional Comparisons to League Average