• 2019 Salary Cap Charge: $6,012,500
  • % of 2019 Team Cap: 3.00%
  • 2019 Cash Payout: $3,500,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cash Spending: 1.95%
  • 2019 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.58
  • Total Contract Value: $3,500,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $3,500,000
  • Position Ranking: 15/92 at 43OLB
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $1,000,000
  • Age: 33
  • Height: 6' 2"
  • Weight: 234
  • College: Penn State
  • Accrued Seasons: 10
  • Entry: 2010 Draft, Round 2, #55 overall (Cowboys)
  • Year Signed: 2019 (Other)
  • Free Agency: 2020 (UFA)
  • 2019 OTC Valuation: $3,067,000

Contract Notes

On March 11, 2019 Sean Lee signed a revised 1 year contract worth a base value of $3.5 million with $1 million in guarantees (via split salary).  Lee can earn up to $1.5 million through per game roster bonus pay.  Lee can earn an additional $3.5 million through incentives.  Under Lee's previous agreement he was due $7 million.

Sean Lee signed a six year $42 million contract extension with the Cowboys on August 22, 2013. The contract contains a $10 million signing bonus. Lee's 2013 and 2014 base salaries are fully guaranteed. The contract can max out at $51 million if Lee attains 80% playtime in each year of the contract. If he reaches the 80% mark the following years salary will escalate by either $1.5 million (2015 and 2019) or $2 million (2016-2018). Failing to complete workouts will cause his yearly salary to fall by $500,000.

On March 4, 2014 Lee converted $4.75 million of his $5.5 million base salary into a signing bonus.

On March 7, 2017 Lee converted an estimated $7.725 million of base salary into a signing bonus, providing the Cowboys with $5.15 million in cap relief.

Current Contract

(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusPer Game Roster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
201933$2,000,000$3,075,000$1,500,000$1,000,000$6,012,5003.2%
Total$2,000,000$3,075,000$1,500,000$1,000,000$6,012,500
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Career Earnings: $46,150,000
Career APY: $4,615,000
Potential Earnings: $46,150,000
Total Guarantees: $18,840,000
Largest Cash Payment: $10,630,000 (2013)
Largest Cap Hit: $11,025,000 (2018)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
CowboysDraftedRenegotiated20104$3,500,000$875,000$1,710,000$3,020,00086.3%$1,006,667
CowboysExtensionRenegotiated20136$42,000,000$7,000,000$16,130,000$39,630,00094.4%$6,605,000
CowboysOtherActive20191$3,500,000$3,500,000$1,000,000$3,500,000100.0%$3,500,000
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Cowboys10$46,150,000$4,615,000$45,337,5000.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2010Cowboys$320,000$300,000$0$0$0$620,000--$1,520,000
2011Cowboys$450,000$300,000$0$0$0$750,0000.6%$450,000
2012Cowboys$540,000$300,000$510,000$0$0$1,350,0001.1%$1,050,000
2013Cowboys$630,000$2,300,000$0$0$0$2,930,0002.4%$10,630,000
2014Cowboys$750,000$2,950,000$0$0$750,000$3,700,0002.8%$5,500,000
2015Cowboys$2,500,000$2,950,000$0$0$0$5,450,0003.8%$2,500,000
2016Cowboys$1,000,000$3,450,000$2,000,000$0$0$6,200,0004.0%$5,000,000
2017Cowboys$1,275,000$6,025,000$0$0$0$7,300,0004.4%$9,000,000
2018Cowboys$7,000,000$4,025,000$0$0$0$11,025,0006.2%$7,000,000
2019Cowboys$2,000,000$3,075,000$0$1,500,000$1,000,000$6,012,5003.2%$3,500,000
Total$16,465,000$25,675,000$2,510,000$1,500,000$1,750,000$45,337,500$46,150,000

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
InjuredHealthyDefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRec.Yards
201114----82.2%0.0%71330010374870200
20126----30.4%0.0%362200313101000
2013115061.5%11.1%683100316417401101
2015142077.1%16.0%76522.5161135100000
2016150092.5%16.6%9352001221000100
2017115059.6%8.0%6330001211190000
2018710021.5%4.6%15150.55121000100
2019160059.1%18.7%55311124141250000

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$2,600,000$3,500,000
Injury Adjusted$2,600,000$3,500,000
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OTC Valuation $2.3M $4.5M $6.8M $9.1M $11.4M APY $3.0M $6.0M $9.0M $12.0M $15.0M $4,902,000 $4,717,942

Weekly Valuation Trends

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