• 2019 Salary Cap Charge: $10,075,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cap: 4.99%
  • 2019 Cash Payout: $7,000,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cash Spending: 6.02%
  • 2019 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.69
  • Total Contract Value: $42,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $7,000,000
  • Position Ranking: 1/26 at 43OLB
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $16,130,000
  • Age: 32
  • Height: 6' 2"
  • Weight: 234
  • College: Penn State
  • Accrued Seasons: 9
  • Entry: 2010 Draft, Round 2, #55 overall (Cowboys)
  • Year Signed: 2013
  • Contract Type: Extension
  • Free Agency: 2020 (UFA)

Contract Notes

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

Year Age Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2013 27 $630,000 $2,300,000 $0 $0 $0 $2,930,000 2.4%
2014 28 $750,000 $750,000 $2,950,000 $0 $0 $0 $3,700,000 2.8%
2015 29 $2,500,000 $2,950,000 $0 $0 $0 $5,450,000 3.8%
2016 30 $1,000,000 $3,450,000 $2,000,000 $0 $0 $6,200,000 4.0%
2017 31 $1,275,000 $6,025,000 $0 $0 $0 $7,300,000 4.4%
2018 32 $7,000,000 $4,025,000 $0 $0 $0 $11,025,000 6.2%
2019 33 $7,000,000 $3,075,000 $0 $0 $0 $10,075,000 5.3%
Total $20,155,000 $24,775,000 $2,000,000 $0 $0 $46,680,000
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Career Earnings: $42,650,000
Career APY: $4,738,889
Potential Earnings: $49,650,000
Total Guarantees: $17,840,000
Largest Cash Payment: $10,630,000 (2013)
Largest Cap Hit: $11,025,000 (2018)

Contract History

Team Contract Type Status Year Signed Yrs Total APY Guarantees Amount Earned % Earned Effective APY
Cowboys Drafted Renegotiated 2010 4 $3,500,000 $875,000 $1,710,000 $3,020,000 86.3% $1,006,667
Cowboys Extension Active 2013 6 $42,000,000 $7,000,000 $16,130,000 $39,630,000 94.4% $6,605,000
Earnings By Team
Team Yrs Salary APY Paid on Cap % Paid on Cap Paid as Dead Money % Paid as Dead Money
Cowboys 9 $42,650,000 $4,738,889 $39,325,000 0.0% $0 0.0%

Salary Cap History    

Year Team Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap % Cash Due
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2010 Cowboys $320,000 $300,000 $0 $0 $0 $620,000 -- $1,520,000
2011 Cowboys $450,000 $300,000 $0 $0 $0 $750,000 0.6% $450,000
2012 Cowboys $540,000 $300,000 $510,000 $0 $0 $1,350,000 1.1% $1,050,000
2013 Cowboys $630,000 $2,300,000 $0 $0 $0 $2,930,000 2.4% $10,630,000
2014 Cowboys $750,000 $750,000 $2,950,000 $0 $0 $0 $3,700,000 2.8% $5,500,000
2015 Cowboys $2,500,000 $2,950,000 $0 $0 $0 $5,450,000 3.8% $2,500,000
2016 Cowboys $1,000,000 $3,450,000 $2,000,000 $0 $0 $6,200,000 4.0% $5,000,000
2017 Cowboys $1,275,000 $6,025,000 $0 $0 $0 $7,300,000 4.4% $9,000,000
2018 Cowboys $7,000,000 $4,025,000 $0 $0 $0 $11,025,000 6.2% $7,000,000
2019 Cowboys $7,000,000 $3,075,000 $0 $0 $0 $10,075,000 5.3% $7,000,000
Total $21,465,000 $25,675,000 $2,510,000 $0 $0 $49,400,000   $49,650,000

Statistics

Year Games Played Snaps Tackles Negative Plays Interceptions Fumbles TD
Defense Special SoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRecoveredYards
2011 14 82.2% 0.0%71330010374870200
2012 6 30.4% 0.0%362200313101000
2013 11 61.5% 11.1%683100316417401101
2015 14 77.1% 16.0%76522.5161135100000
2016 15 92.5% 16.6%9352001221000100
2017 11 59.6% 8.0%6330001211190000
2018 7 21.5% 4.6%15150.55121000100

Financial Reports

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