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Dallas Cowboys 2021 Salary Cap

Cowboys 2021 Salary Cap

An updated look at the Dallas Cowboys 2021 salary cap table, including team cap space, dead cap figures, and complete breakdowns of player cap hits, salaries, and bonuses.

 

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Active Players (50) Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %
Cooper Amari Cooper WR $20,000,000 $2,000,000 - - - - - ($28,000,000) $22,000,000 10.48
Prescott Dak Prescott QB $2,750,000 $13,200,000 - - - $1,250,000 - ($95,000,000) $17,200,000 8.19
Martin Zack Martin G $1,600,000 $4,000,000 - - - $4,350,000 - ($27,000,000) $9,950,000 4.74
Smith Jaylon Smith ILB $7,200,000 $1,000,000 - $1,600,000 - - - ($16,600,000) $9,800,000 4.67
Smith Tyron Smith LT $1,600,000 - - - - $5,750,000 - ($19,365,000) $7,350,000 3.50
Elliott Ezekiel Elliott RB $1,000,000 $1,500,000 - $2,600,000 - $1,720,000 - ($36,900,000) $6,820,000 3.25
Brown Anthony Brown CB $4,250,000 $1,500,000 - - - - - ($7,250,000) $5,750,000 2.74
Jarwin Blake Jarwin TE $3,500,000 $1,000,000 $44,117 - - - - ($6,000,000) $4,544,117 2.16
Vander Esch Leighton Vander Esch OLB $2,095,606 $1,674,142 - - - - - ($1,674,142) $3,769,748 1.80
Lamb CeeDee Lamb WR $1,246,819 $1,937,275 - - - - - ($11,462,737) $3,184,094 1.52
Parsons Micah Parsons OLB $660,000 $2,445,417 - - - - - ($17,079,792) $3,105,417 1.48
Williams Connor Williams G $2,433,000 $517,998 - - - - - ($517,998) $2,950,998 1.41
Zuerlein Greg Zuerlein K $2,250,000 $333,333 $235,294 - - - - ($2,916,667) $2,818,627 1.34
Lewis Jourdan Lewis CB $1,250,000 $1,166,667 $220,575 - - - - ($4,750,000) $2,637,242 1.26
Basham Tarell Basham DE $1,250,000 $1,250,000 - - - - - ($3,750,000) $2,500,000 1.19
Schultz Dalton Schultz TE $2,183,000 $113,092 - - - - - ($113,092) $2,296,092 1.09
Wilson Cedrick Wilson WR $2,183,000 - - - - - - - $2,183,000 1.04
Nsekhe Ty Nsekhe LT $1,250,000 $500,000 - - - - - ($1,750,000) $1,750,000 0.83
Urban Brent Urban DE $1,250,000 $500,000 - - - - - ($1,750,000) $1,750,000 0.83
Watkins Carlos Watkins DE $1,100,000 $400,000 $235,294 - - - - ($1,500,000) $1,735,294 0.83
Goodwin C.J. Goodwin CB $1,200,000 $400,000 - - - - - ($2,000,000) $1,600,000 0.76
Diggs Trevon Diggs CB $897,314 $539,256 - - - - - ($2,515,082) $1,436,570 0.68
Canady Maurice Canady CB $990,000 $200,000 $81,250 - - - - ($1,190,000) $1,271,250 0.61
Armstrong Dorance Armstrong DE $920,000 $167,499 - - - - - ($167,499) $1,087,499 0.52
Pollard Tony Pollard RB $850,000 $166,945 - - - - - ($333,890) $1,016,945 0.48
McGovern Connor McGovern G $780,000 $220,527 - - - - - ($441,054) $1,000,527 0.48
Brown Noah Brown WR $990,000 $137,500 - - - - - ($1,127,500) $987,500 0.47
Kazee Damontae Kazee S $990,000 $137,500 - - - - - ($1,127,500) $987,500 0.47
Kearse Jayron Kearse S $990,000 $137,500 - - - - - ($1,127,500) $987,500 0.47
Odighizuwa Osa Odighizuwa DT $660,000 $264,762 - - - - - ($1,059,048) $924,762 0.44
Hooker Malik Hooker S $920,000 - - - - - - ($920,000) $920,000 0.44
Rush Cooper Rush QB $920,000 - - - - - - - $920,000 0.44
Biadasz Tyler Biadasz C $780,000 $123,600 - - - - - ($370,800) $903,600 0.43
Golston Chauncey Golston DE $660,000 $233,925 - - - - - ($935,700) $893,925 0.43
Wilson Donovan Wilson S $850,000 $31,839 - - - - - ($63,678) $881,839 0.42
Wright Nahshon Wright CB $660,000 $210,155 - - - - - ($840,620) $870,155 0.41
Cox Jabril Cox OLB $660,000 $192,813 - - - - - ($771,252) $852,813 0.41
Gifford Luke Gifford OLB $850,000 $1,668 - - - - - ($1,668) $851,668 0.41
Knight Brandon Knight LT $850,000 $1,668 - - - - - ($1,668) $851,668 0.41
Anger Bryan Anger P $1,075,000 - - - - - - ($1,075,000) $850,000 0.40
McQuaide Jake McQuaide LS $1,075,000 - - - - - - ($1,075,000) $850,000 0.40
Clement Corey Clement RB $990,000 - - - - - - ($990,000) $850,000 0.40
Grier Will Grier QB $850,000 - - - - - - - $850,000 0.40
Anae Bradlee Anae DE $780,000 $59,443 - - - - - ($178,329) $839,443 0.40
Steele Terence Steele RT $780,000 $3,333 - - - - - ($6,667) $783,333 0.37
Fehoko Simi Fehoko WR $660,000 $60,038 - - - - - ($240,152) $720,038 0.34
Bohanna Quinton Bohanna DT $660,000 $47,118 - - - - - ($188,472) $707,118 0.34
Mukuamu Israel Mukuamu CB $660,000 $32,677 - - - - - ($130,708) $692,677 0.33
Farniok Matt Farniok C $660,000 $25,675 - - - - - ($102,700) $685,675 0.33
Kamara Azur Kamara DE $660,000 $1,666 - - - - - ($3,334) $661,666 0.32
Active Roster: $141,830,300 $86,318,739 $38,435,031 $816,530 $4,200,000 - $13,070,000 - - $141,830,300 67.55


2021 Reserve/Suspended Cap

Cap breakdowns for players currently in suspended. All count against the team's salary cap.

Player (1) Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %
Collins La'el Collins RT $1,119,444 $1,800,000 - $700,000 - $2,750,000 - ($20,750,000) $6,369,444 3.03
Suspended: $6,369,444 $1,119,444 $1,800,000 - $700,000 - $2,750,000 - - $6,369,444 3.03


2021 Injured Reserve Cap

Cap breakdowns for players currently on injured reserve. denotes a player designated to return. All count against the team's salary cap.

Player (16) Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %
Lawrence DeMarcus Lawrence
(Foot)
DE $17,000,000 $5,000,000 - - - $3,000,000 - ($44,000,000) $25,000,000 11.91
Gallup Michael Gallup
(Calf)
WR $2,443,000 $222,495 - - - - - ($222,495) $2,665,495 1.27
Joseph Kelvin Joseph
(Groin)
CB $660,000 $754,757 - - - - - ($4,032,717) $1,414,757 0.67
Gallimore Neville Gallimore
(Elbow)
DT $822,748 $240,991 - - - - - ($722,973) $1,063,739 0.51
Turner Malik Turner
(Foot)
WR $850,000 - - - - - - - $850,000 0.40
Ball Josh Ball
(Ankle)
T $619,167 $124,836 - - - - - ($499,344) $744,003 0.35
McKeon Sean McKeon
(Ankle)
TE $723,333 $4,000 - - - - - ($8,000) $727,333 0.35
Bernard Francis Bernard
(Hamstring)
LB $720,000 - - - - - - - $720,000 0.34
Robinson Reggie Robinson
(Toe)
CB $440,000 $182,318 - - - - - ($546,954) $622,318 0.30
Dowdle Rico Dowdle
(Hip)
RB $440,000 $3,333 - - - - - ($6,667) $443,333 0.21
Hyatt Mitch Hyatt
(Knee)
T $440,000 - - - - - - - $440,000 0.21
Niswander Hunter Niswander
(Back)
P $440,000 - - - - - - - $440,000 0.21
Olonilua Sewo Olonilua
(Neck)
RB $440,000 - - - - - - - $440,000 0.21
Thompson Darian Thompson
(Undisclosed)
FS $252,000 - - - - - - - $252,000 0.12
Burton Deante Burton
(Undisclosed)
CB $165,600 - - - - - - - $165,600 0.08
Mitchell Osirus Mitchell
(Undisclosed)
WR $165,600 - - - - - - - $165,600 0.08
Injured Reserve: $36,154,178 $26,621,448 $6,532,730 - - - $3,000,000 - - $36,154,178 17.22


2021 Reserve/PUP Cap

Cap breakdowns for players currently on a physically unable to perform, or non-football injury list. All count against the team's salary cap.

Player (1) Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %
Hill Trysten Hill DT $938,472 $391,945 - - - - - ($783,890) $1,330,417 0.63
Reserve/PUP: $1,330,417 $938,472 $391,945 - - - - - - $1,330,417 0.63


2021 Non-Football Injury Cap

Cap breakdowns for players currently on a physically unable to perform, or non-football injury list. All count against the team's salary cap.

Player (3) Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %
Gregory Randy Gregory DE $1,920,000 $100,000 - - $180,000 - - ($280,000) $2,200,000 1.05
Neal Keanu Neal ILB $1,000,000 $1,000,000 - - - - - ($4,000,000) $2,000,000 0.95
Vasher T.J. Vasher WR $495,200 $1,666 - - - - - ($55,000) $496,866 0.24
NFI: $4,696,866 $3,415,200 $1,101,666 - - $180,000 - - - $4,696,866 2.24


2021 Practice Squad

Cap breakdowns for players currently on a team's practice squad. All count against the team's salary cap.

Player (17) Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %
Collins Aviante Collins T $252,000 - - - - - - - $252,000 0.12
Hamilton Justin Hamilton DT $252,000 - - - - - - - $252,000 0.12
Hill Holton Hill CB $224,000 - - - - - - - $224,000 0.11
Ratley Damion Ratley WR $224,000 - - - - - - - $224,000 0.11
Sprinkle Jeremy Sprinkle TE $224,000 - - - - - - - $224,000 0.11
Alarcon Isaac Alarcon OL $165,600 - - - - - - - $165,600 0.08
Brown Kyron Brown CB $165,600 - - - - - - - $165,600 0.08
Bunting Ian Bunting TE $165,600 - - - - - - - $165,600 0.08
Coyle Tyler Coyle S $165,600 - - - - - - - $165,600 0.08
DiNucci Ben DiNucci QB $165,600 - - - - - - - $165,600 0.08
Faoliu Austin Faoliu DT $165,600 - - - - - - - $165,600 0.08
Hardy JaQuan Hardy RB $165,600 - - - - - - - $165,600 0.08
Jones Braylon Jones G $165,600 - - - - - - - $165,600 0.08
Ralston Nick Ralston FB $165,600 - - - - - - - $165,600 0.08
Smith Brandon Smith WR $165,600 - - - - - - - $165,600 0.08
Speaks Breeland Speaks LB $165,600 - - - - - - - $165,600 0.08
Foster Robert Foster WR $156,400 - - - - - - - $156,400 0.07
Practice Squad: $3,154,000 $3,154,000 - - - - - - - $3,154,000 1.50


2021 Dead Cap

Cap breakdowns for players who have been traded or released. All count against the team's salary cap.

Player (38) Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %
Frederick Travis Frederick C - - - - - $6,065,000 - - $6,065,000 2.89
McCoy Gerald McCoy DT - $2,000,000 - - - - - - $2,000,000 0.95
Olawale Jamize Olawale FB - $1,200,000 - - - - - - $1,200,000 0.57
Poe Dontari Poe DT - $750,000 - - - - - - $750,000 0.36
Jones Chris Jones P - $500,000 - - - - - - $500,000 0.24
Sprinkle Jeremy Sprinkle TE $124,000 $137,500 - - - - - - $261,500 0.12
Thompson Darian Thompson FS $55,000 $100,000 - - - - - - $155,000 0.07
Jackson Joe Jackson DE - $142,844 - - - - - - $142,844 0.07
Anger Bryan Anger P - $137,500 - - - - - - $137,500 0.07
McQuaide Jake McQuaide LS - $137,500 - - - - - - $137,500 0.07
Faoliu Austin Faoliu DT $125,000 $5,000 - - - - - - $130,000 0.06
Smith Brandon Smith WR $120,000 $4,000 - - - - - - $124,000 0.06
Guidry Stephen Guidry WR $100,000 $3,333 - - - - - - $103,333 0.05
Jones Braylon Jones G $75,000 $3,333 - - - - - - $78,333 0.04
Eubanks Nick Eubanks TE $55,000 $1,666 - - - - - - $56,666 0.03
Lynn Artayvious Lynn TE $55,000 $1,666 - - - - - - $56,666 0.03
Coyle Tyler Coyle S $50,000 $1,666 - - - - - - $51,666 0.02
Eagles Brennan Eagles WR $50,000 $1,666 - - - - - - $51,666 0.02
Hardy JaQuan Hardy RB $50,000 $1,666 - - - - - - $51,666 0.02
Hines Anthony Hines LB $50,000 $1,666 - - - - - - $51,666 0.02
Knox Brenden Knox RB $50,000 $1,666 - - - - - - $51,666 0.02
Mitchell Osirus Mitchell WR $50,000 $1,666 - - - - - - $51,666 0.02
Jelks Jalen Jelks OLB - $39,334 - - - - - - $39,334 0.02
Thorson Clayton Thorson QB - $25,000 - - - - - - $25,000 0.01
DiNucci Ben DiNucci QB - $23,787 - - - - - - $23,787 0.01
Carter Ron'Dell Carter DE - $13,334 - - - - - - $13,334 0.01
Hajrullahu Lirim Hajrullahu K $9,200 - - - - - - - $9,200 0.00
Anderson Darius Anderson RB - $6,667 - - - - - - $6,667 0.00
Bernard Francis Bernard LB - $6,667 - - - - - - $6,667 0.00
Hamilton Ladarius Hamilton DE - $3,334 - - - - - - $3,334 0.00
Johnson Jon’Vea Johnson WR - $3,334 - - - - - - $3,334 0.00
Kirk Luther Kirk S - $3,334 - - - - - - $3,334 0.00
Marino Garrett Marino DT - $3,334 - - - - - - $3,334 0.00
Olonilua Sewo Olonilua RB - $3,334 - - - - - - $3,334 0.00
Parker Aaron Parker WR - $3,334 - - - - - - $3,334 0.00
Rogers Kendrick Rogers WR - $3,334 - - - - - - $3,334 0.00
Taumoepeau Charlie Taumoepeau TE - $3,334 - - - - - - $3,334 0.00
Jones Tevin Jones WR - $2,500 - - - - - - $2,500 0.00
Dead: $12,361,499 $1,018,200 $5,278,299 - - - $6,065,000 - - $12,361,499 5.89


2021 Cap Totals

Cap Type Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Incentives Cap Total
2021 NFL Salary Cap $182,500,000
2020 Rollover Cap $25,443,439
Adjustment $2,019,080
Adjusted Salary Cap $209,962,519
All Contracts $86,318,739 $38,435,031 $816,530 $4,200,000 - $13,070,000 - $141,830,300
Reserve/Suspended Money $1,119,444 $1,800,000 - $700,000 - $2,750,000 - $6,369,444
Injured Reserve Money $26,621,448 $6,532,730 - - - $3,000,000 - $36,154,178
Reserve/PUP Money $938,472 $391,945 - - - - - $1,330,417
Reserve/Non-Football Injury Money $3,415,200 $1,101,666 - - $180,000 - - $4,696,866
Dead Money $1,018,200 $5,278,299 - - - $6,065,000 - $12,361,499
Practice Squad $3,154,000 - - - - - - $3,154,000
Total $122,585,503 $53,539,671 $816,530 $4,900,000 $180,000 $24,885,000 - $205,896,704
Cap Space $4,065,815