Jason Witten

Tight End

  • 2019 Salary Cap Charge: $4,250,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cap: 2.12%
  • 2019 Cash Payout: $4,250,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cash Spending: 2.36%
  • 2019 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.00
  • Total Contract Value: $4,250,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $4,250,000
  • Position Ranking: 23/188 at TE
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $0
  • Age: 37
  • Height: 6' 6"
  • Weight: 261
  • College: Tennessee
  • Accrued Seasons: 16
  • Entry: 2003 Draft, Round 3, #69 overall (Cowboys)
  • Year Signed: 2019 (SFA)
  • Free Agency: 2020 (UFA)
  • 2019 OTC Valuation: $7,705,000

Contract Notes

Jason Witten signed a one year, $4.25 million contract with the Dallas Cowboys on March 6, 2019. None of the contract is guaranteed. Witten can earn up to $1.25 million in roster bonuses for being on the 53 man roster and $1 million in roster bonuses for being active on game day. Another $750,000 in incentives can increase the value of the contract to a max of $5 million if earned.

Current Contract

(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryPer Game Roster BonusCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
201937$2,000,000$2,250,000$4,250,0002.3%
Total$2,000,000$2,250,000$4,250,000
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Career Earnings: $72,003,000
Career APY: $4,500,188
Potential Earnings: $72,003,000
Total Guarantees: $26,202,000
Largest Cash Payment: $14,032,000 (2011)
Largest Cap Hit: $12,262,000 (2017)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
CowboysDraftedRenegotiated20034$3,153,000$788,250$670,000$1,580,00050.1%$526,667
CowboysExtensionRenegotiated20066$27,600,000$4,600,000$12,000,000$20,641,00074.8%$4,128,200
CowboysExtensionRenegotiated20115$37,000,000$7,400,000$13,532,000$38,132,000103.1%$6,355,333
CowboysExtensionTerminated20174$26,000,000$6,500,000$0$7,400,00028.5%$7,400,000
CowboysSFAActive20191$4,250,000$4,250,000$0$4,250,000100.0%$4,250,000
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Cowboys16$72,003,000$4,500,188$72,003,0000.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2003Cowboys$225,000$167,500$0$0$0$392,5000.5%$895,000
2004Cowboys$305,000$167,500$0$0$0$472,5000.6%$305,000
2005Cowboys$380,000$167,500$0$0$0$547,5000.6%$380,000
2006Cowboys$500,000$1,367,500$0$0$0$1,867,5001.8%$6,500,000
2007Cowboys$595,000$2,200,000$0$0$0$2,795,0002.6%$6,595,000
2008Cowboys$1,905,000$2,200,000$0$0$0$4,105,0003.5%$1,905,000
2009Cowboys$2,500,000$2,200,000$0$0$0$4,700,0003.8%$2,500,000
2010Cowboys$2,641,000$2,200,000$500,000$0$0$5,341,000--$3,141,000
2011Cowboys$1,032,000$3,500,000$500,000$0$1,032,000$5,032,0004.2%$14,032,000
2012Cowboys$2,000,000$3,500,000$0$0$1,968,000$5,500,0004.6%$2,000,000
2013Cowboys$940,000$3,412,000$0$0$0$4,352,0003.5%$5,500,000
2014Cowboys$5,000,000$3,412,000$0$0$0$8,412,0006.3%$5,000,000
2015Cowboys$1,500,000$4,612,000$0$0$0$6,112,0004.3%$5,100,000
2016Cowboys$1,000,000$4,862,000$0$0$0$5,862,0003.8%$6,500,000
2017Cowboys$7,400,000$4,862,000$0$0$0$12,262,0007.3%$7,400,000
2019Cowboys$2,000,000$0$0$2,250,000$0$4,250,0002.3%$4,250,000
Total$29,923,000$38,830,000$1,000,000$2,250,000$3,000,000$72,003,000$72,003,000

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnapsReceivingRushingFumbles
InjuredHealthyOffenseSpecialRecYardsAvgTDAttYardsAvgTDTotalLost
201116----99.2%0.0%7994211.95000.0010
201216----98.1%15.2%11010399.43000.0000
2013160098.7%16.6%7385111.78000.0000
2014160099.0%19.7%6470311.05000.0000
2015160099.2%13.3%777139.33000.0011
2016160096.0%19.1%696739.83000.0011
2017160098.3%16.7%615438.95000.0011
2019160075.4%20.5%635298.44000.0011

Valuation Diamond

The diamond is a scatterplot graph that visualizes the relation of the player's APY (in green) and performance (in blue, as measured by OTC's Valuations) to the rest of the league at his position. To understand how to read the diamond, read this explainer.

OTC ValuationAPY
Regular$7,217,000$4,250,000
Injury Adjusted$7,217,000$4,250,000
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OTC Valuation $1.8M $3.6M $5.5M $7.3M $9.1M APY $1.7M $3.3M $5.0M $6.7M $8.3M $5,966,000 $6,100,000

Weekly Valuation Trends

The chart below illustrates the trend of the player's weekly OTC Valuations (in blue) from the most recent season, using APY (in green) and, if applicable, cash that is due to the player in the next season (in red) as benchmarks. Weeks not plotted indicate that the player was inactive or on a bye.

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