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Dallas Cowboys

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.

Cowboys – The Athletic

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Active Players (88) Pos. Cap Hit Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %
Lawrence DeMarcus Lawrence DE $25,000,000 $17,000,000 $5,000,000 0- 0- 0- $3,000,000 0- ($44,000,000) $25,000,000 11.91
Prescott Dak Prescott QB $22,200,000 $9,000,000 $13,200,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($95,000,000) $22,200,000 10.57
Cooper Amari Cooper WR $22,000,000 $20,000,000 $2,000,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($28,000,000) $22,000,000 10.48
Elliott Ezekiel Elliott RB $13,700,000 $9,600,000 $1,500,000 0- $2,600,000 0- 0- 0- ($36,900,000) $13,700,000 6.52
Martin Zack Martin G $9,950,000 $1,600,000 $4,000,000 0- 0- 0- $4,350,000 0- ($25,400,000) $9,950,000 4.74
Smith Jaylon Smith ILB $9,800,000 $7,200,000 $1,000,000 0- $1,600,000 0- 0- 0- ($16,600,000) $9,800,000 4.67
Smith Tyron Smith LT $7,350,000 $1,600,000 0- 0- 0- 0- $5,750,000 0- ($17,765,000) $7,350,000 3.50
Collins La'el Collins RT $6,800,000 $1,550,000 $1,800,000 0- $700,000 0- $2,750,000 0- ($20,750,000) $6,800,000 3.24
Brown Anthony Brown CB $5,750,000 $4,250,000 $1,500,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($4,750,000) $5,750,000 2.74
Jarwin Blake Jarwin TE $4,544,117 $3,500,000 $1,000,000 $44,117 0- 0- 0- 0- ($6,000,000) $4,544,117 2.16
Vander Esch Leighton Vander Esch OLB $3,769,748 $2,095,606 $1,674,142 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($1,674,142) $3,769,748 1.80
Lamb CeeDee Lamb WR $3,184,094 $1,246,819 $1,937,275 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($11,462,737) $3,184,094 1.52
Parsons Micah Parsons LB $3,105,417 $660,000 $2,445,417 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($17,079,792) $3,105,417 1.48
Williams Connor Williams G $2,960,998 $2,443,000 $517,998 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($517,998) $2,960,998 1.41
Zuerlein Greg Zuerlein K $2,833,333 $2,250,000 $333,333 $250,000 0- 0- 0- 0- ($666,667) $2,833,333 1.35
Gallup Michael Gallup WR $2,665,495 $2,443,000 $222,495 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($222,495) $2,665,495 1.27
Lewis Jourdan Lewis CB $2,637,242 $1,250,000 $1,166,667 $220,575 0- 0- 0- 0- ($4,750,000) $2,637,242 1.26
Basham Tarell Basham OLB $2,500,000 $1,250,000 $1,250,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($3,750,000) $2,500,000 1.19
Schultz Dalton Schultz TE $2,296,092 $2,183,000 $113,092 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($113,092) $2,296,092 1.09
Gregory Randy Gregory OLB $2,200,000 $1,920,000 $100,000 0- 0- $180,000 0- 0- ($100,000) $2,200,000 1.05
Wilson Cedrick Wilson WR $2,183,000 $2,183,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $2,183,000 1.04
Neal Keanu Neal SS $2,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($3,000,000) $2,000,000 0.95
Nsekhe Ty Nsekhe RT $1,750,000 $1,250,000 $500,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($500,000) $1,750,000 0.83
Urban Brent Urban DE $1,750,000 $1,250,000 $500,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($1,750,000) $1,750,000 0.83
Watkins Carlos Watkins DE $1,750,000 $1,100,000 $400,000 $250,000 0- 0- 0- 0- ($400,000) $1,750,000 0.83
Goodwin C.J. Goodwin CB $1,600,000 $1,200,000 $400,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($2,000,000) $1,600,000 0.76
Diggs Trevon Diggs CB $1,436,570 $897,314 $539,256 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($2,515,082) $1,436,570 0.68
Joseph Kelvin Joseph CB $1,414,757 $660,000 $754,757 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($4,032,717) $1,414,757 0.67
Hill Trysten Hill DT $1,328,175 $937,725 $390,450 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($780,900) $1,328,175 0.63
Thompson Darian Thompson FS $1,282,348 $1,100,000 $100,000 $82,348 0- 0- 0- 0- ($100,000) $1,282,348 0.61
Canady Maurice Canady CB $1,266,470 $990,000 $200,000 $76,471 0- 0- 0- 0- ($200,000) $1,266,470 0.60
Armstrong Dorance Armstrong DE $1,087,499 $920,000 $167,499 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($167,499) $1,087,499 0.52
Gallimore Neville Gallimore DT $1,063,739 $822,748 $240,991 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($722,973) $1,063,739 0.51
Pollard Tony Pollard RB $1,016,945 $850,000 $166,945 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($333,890) $1,016,945 0.48
McGovern Connor McGovern G $1,000,527 $780,000 $220,527 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($441,054) $1,000,527 0.48
Anger Bryan Anger P $987,500 $1,075,000 $137,500 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($137,500) $987,500 0.47
McQuaide Jake McQuaide LS $987,500 $1,075,000 $137,500 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($137,500) $987,500 0.47
Brown Noah Brown WR $987,500 $990,000 $137,500 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($137,500) $987,500 0.47
Kazee Damontae Kazee S $987,500 $990,000 $137,500 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($387,500) $987,500 0.47
Kearse Jayron Kearse S $987,500 $990,000 $137,500 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($137,500) $987,500 0.47
Sprinkle Jeremy Sprinkle TE $987,500 $990,000 $137,500 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($137,500) $987,500 0.47
Robinson Reggie Robinson CB $962,318 $780,000 $182,318 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($546,954) $962,318 0.46
Odighizuwa Osa Odighizuwa DT $924,762 $660,000 $264,762 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($1,059,048) $924,762 0.44
Burton Deante Burton CB $920,000 $920,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $920,000 0.44
Gilbert Garrett Gilbert QB $920,000 $920,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $920,000 0.44
Hamilton Justin Hamilton DT $920,000 $920,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $920,000 0.44
Rush Cooper Rush QB $920,000 $920,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $920,000 0.44
Turner Malik Turner WR $920,000 $920,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $920,000 0.44
Biadasz Tyler Biadasz C $903,600 $780,000 $123,600 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($370,800) $903,600 0.43
Golston Chauncey Golston DE $893,925 $660,000 $233,925 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($935,700) $893,925 0.43
Wilson Donovan Wilson S $881,839 $850,000 $31,839 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($63,678) $881,839 0.42
Wright Nahshon Wright CB $870,155 $210,155 $660,000 $210,155 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($840,620) $870,155 $210,155 0.41
Cox Jabril Cox LB $852,813 $192,813 $660,000 $192,813 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($771,252) $852,813 $192,813 0.41
Gifford Luke Gifford ILB $851,668 $1,668 $850,000 $1,668 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($1,668) $851,668 $1,668 0.41
Knight Brandon Knight RT $851,668 $1,668 $850,000 $1,668 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($1,668) $851,668 $1,668 0.41
Parker Steven Parker S $850,000 $850,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.40
Smith Eric Smith G $850,000 $850,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.40
Anae Bradlee Anae DE $839,443 $59,443 $780,000 $59,443 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($178,329) $839,443 $59,443 0.40
DiNucci Ben DiNucci QB $803,787 $23,787 $780,000 $23,787 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($71,361) $803,787 $23,787 0.38
Ball Josh Ball T $784,836 $124,836 $660,000 $124,836 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($499,344) $784,836 $124,836 0.37
McKeon Sean McKeon TE $784,000 $4,000 $780,000 $4,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($8,000) $784,000 $4,000 0.37
Dowdle Rico Dowdle RB $783,333 $3,333 $780,000 $3,333 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($6,667) $783,333 $3,333 0.37
Steele Terence Steele LT $783,333 $3,333 $780,000 $3,333 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($6,667) $783,333 $3,333 0.37
Bernard Francis Bernard LB $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.37
Carter Ron'Dell Carter DE $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.37
Hyatt Mitch Hyatt T $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.37
Niswander Hunter Niswander P $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.37
Olonilua Sewo Olonilua RB $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.37
Fehoko Simi Fehoko WR $720,038 $60,038 $660,000 $60,038 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($240,152) $720,038 $60,038 0.34
Bohanna Quinton Bohanna DT $707,118 $47,118 $660,000 $47,118 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($188,472) $707,118 $47,118 0.34
Mukuamu Israel Mukuamu CB $692,677 $32,677 $660,000 $32,677 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($130,708) $692,677 $32,677 0.33
Farniok Matt Farniok G $685,675 $25,675 $660,000 $25,675 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($102,700) $685,675 $25,675 0.33
Faoliu Austin Faoliu DT $665,000 $5,000 $660,000 $5,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($135,000) $665,000 $5,000 0.32
Smith Brandon Smith WR $664,000 $4,000 $660,000 $4,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($132,000) $664,000 $4,000 0.32
Jones Braylon Jones G $663,333 $3,333 $660,000 $3,333 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($85,000) $663,333 $3,333 0.32
Coyle Tyler Coyle S $661,666 $1,666 $660,000 $1,666 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($55,000) $661,666 $1,666 0.32
Eagles Brennan Eagles WR $661,666 $1,666 $660,000 $1,666 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($55,000) $661,666 $1,666 0.32
Eubanks Nick Eubanks TE $661,666 $1,666 $660,000 $1,666 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($60,000) $661,666 $1,666 0.32
Hardy JaQuan Hardy RB $661,666 $1,666 $660,000 $1,666 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($55,000) $661,666 $1,666 0.32
Hines Anthony Hines LB $661,666 $1,666 $660,000 $1,666 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($55,000) $661,666 $1,666 0.32
Kamara Azur Kamara OLB $661,666 $1,666 $660,000 $1,666 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($3,334) $661,666 $1,666 0.32
Knox Brenden Knox RB $661,666 $1,666 $660,000 $1,666 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($55,000) $661,666 $1,666 0.32
Lynn Artayvious Lynn TE $661,666 $1,666 $660,000 $1,666 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($60,000) $661,666 $1,666 0.32
Mitchell Osirus Mitchell WR $661,666 $1,666 $660,000 $1,666 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($55,000) $661,666 $1,666 0.32
Davis Reggie Davis WR $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.31
Dixon Johnnie Dixon WR $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.31
Parker Aaron Parker WR $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.31
Ralston Nick Ralston FB $660,000 $660,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $660,000 0.31
Active Roster: $219,465,881 $149,802,212 $48,820,159 $923,511 $4,900,000 $180,000 $15,850,000 - - $219,465,881 104.53


2021 Non-Football Injury Cap

Players who have suffered a non-football related injury. They do not count against the active roster, but their cap hit does.

Player (1) Pos. Cap Hit Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %
Vasher T.J. Vasher WR $661,666 $660,000 $1,666 - - - - - - $661,666 0.32


2021 Exempt/Commissioner’s Permission List

These players do not count toward a team's active roster, but their cap figure does.

Player (1) Pos. Cap Hit Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %
Alarcon Isaac Alarcon OL $660,000 $660,000 - - - - - - - $660,000 0.31

 

2021 Projected Draft Pool Cap

Estimated cap dollars necessary to sign upcoming draft picks (not included in the cap figure yet)

Player (11) Pos. Cap Hit Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit (Total) Cap Hit (Top 51)
Round 1, Pick #12Micah Parsons Round 1, Pick #12 LB $3,105,417 $660,000 $2,445,417 - - - - - - $3,105,417 $3,105,417
Round 2, Pick #44Kelvin Joseph Round 2, Pick #44 CB $1,414,756 $660,000 $754,756 - - - - - - $1,414,756 $1,414,756
Round 3, Pick #75Osa Odighizuwa Round 3, Pick #75 DT $924,761 $660,000 $264,761 - - - - - - $924,761 $924,761
Round 3, Pick #84Chauncey Golston Round 3, Pick #84 DE $893,925 $660,000 $233,925 - - - - - - $893,925 $233,925
Round 3, Pick #99Nahshon Wright Round 3, Pick #99 CB $870,154 $660,000 $210,154 - - - - - - $870,154 $210,154
Round 4, Pick #115Jabril Cox Round 4, Pick #115 LB $852,813 $660,000 $192,813 - - - - - - $852,813 $192,813
Round 4, Pick #138Josh Ball Round 4, Pick #138 T $784,836 $660,000 $124,836 - - - - - - $784,836 $124,836
Round 5, Pick #179Simi Fehoko Round 5, Pick #179 WR $720,037 $660,000 $60,037 - - - - - - $720,037 $60,037
Round 6, Pick #192Quinton Bohanna Round 6, Pick #192 DT $707,118 $660,000 $47,118 - - - - - - $707,118 $47,118
Round 6, Pick #227Israel Mukuamu Round 6, Pick #227 CB $692,677 $660,000 $32,677 - - - - - - $692,677 $32,677
Round 7, Pick #238Matt Farniok Round 7, Pick #238 G $685,675 $660,000 $25,675 - - - - - - $685,675 $25,675
Projected Draft Pool: $11,652,169 $11,652,169 $6,372,169


2021 Dead Cap

These cap figures derive from the trade or release of players from the active roster or practice squad. All count toward the team total.

Player (21) Pos. Cap Hit Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %
FrederickTravis Frederick C $6,065,000 - - - - - $6,065,000 - - $6,065,000 2.89
McCoyGerald McCoy DT $2,000,000 - $2,000,000 - - - - - - $2,000,000 0.95
OlawaleJamize Olawale FB $1,200,000 - $1,200,000 - - - - - - $1,200,000 0.57
PoeDontari Poe DT $750,000 - $750,000 - - - - - - $750,000 0.36
JonesChris Jones P $500,000 - $500,000 - - - - - - $500,000 0.24
JacksonJoe Jackson DE $142,844 - $142,844 - - - - - - $142,844 0.07
GuidryStephen Guidry WR $103,333 $100,000 $3,333 - - - - - - $103,333 0.05
JelksJalen Jelks OLB $39,334 - $39,334 - - - - - - $39,334 0.02
ThorsonClayton Thorson QB $25,000 - $25,000 - - - - - - $25,000 0.01
CarterRon'Dell Carter DE $13,334 - $13,334 - - - - - - $13,334 0.01
AndersonDarius Anderson RB $6,667 - $6,667 - - - - - - $6,667 0.00
BernardFrancis Bernard LB $6,667 - $6,667 - - - - - - $6,667 0.00
HamiltonLadarius Hamilton DE $3,334 - $3,334 - - - - - - $3,334 0.00
JohnsonJon’Vea Johnson WR $3,334 - $3,334 - - - - - - $3,334 0.00
KirkLuther Kirk S $3,334 - $3,334 - - - - - - $3,334 0.00
MarinoGarrett Marino DT $3,334 - $3,334 - - - - - - $3,334 0.00
OloniluaSewo Olonilua RB $3,334 - $3,334 - - - - - - $3,334 0.00
ParkerAaron Parker WR $3,334 - $3,334 - - - - - - $3,334 0.00
RogersKendrick Rogers WR $3,334 - $3,334 - - - - - - $3,334 0.00
TaumoepeauCharlie Taumoepeau TE $3,334 - $3,334 - - - - - - $3,334 0.00
JonesTevin Jones WR $2,500 - $2,500 - - - - - - $2,500 0.00
Dead Money: $10,881,351 $100,000 $4,716,351 - - - $6,065,000 - - $10,881,351 5.18

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 $149,802,212 $48,820,159 $923,511 $4,900,000 $180,000 $15,850,000 - $219,465,881
Top 51 Contracts $123,422,212 $48,002,288 $923,511 $4,900,000 $180,000 $15,850,000 - $193,085,881
Reserve/Non-Football Injury Money $660,000 $1,666 - - - - - $661,666
Reserve/Exempt/Commissioner’s Permission List $660,000 - - - - - - $660,000
Dead Money $100,000 $4,716,351 - - - $6,065,000 - $10,881,351
Total (All) $151,222,212 $53,538,176 $923,511 $4,900,000 $180,000 $21,915,000 - $231,668,898
Total (w/Top 51) $124,842,212 $52,720,305 $923,511 $4,900,000 $180,000 $21,915,000 - $205,288,898
Cap Space (w/All) $-21,706,379
Cap Space (w/Top 51) $4,673,621