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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 (61) Pos. Cap Hit Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %
Cooper Amari Cooper WR $22,000,000 $20,000,000 $2,000,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($28,000,000) $22,000,000 11.10
Lawrence DeMarcus Lawrence DE $22,000,000 $17,000,000 $5,000,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($32,000,000) $22,000,000 11.10
Martin Zack Martin G $15,000,000 $11,000,000 $4,000,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($8,000,000) $15,000,000 7.57
Elliott Ezekiel Elliott RB $13,700,000 $9,600,000 $1,500,000 0- $2,600,000 0- 0- 0- ($24,500,000) $13,700,000 6.91
Smith Tyron Smith LT $12,245,000 $10,500,000 0- 0- 0- 0- $1,745,000 0- ($1,745,000) $12,245,000 6.18
Collins La'el Collins RT $12,050,000 $8,550,000 $1,800,000 0- $700,000 0- $1,000,000 0- ($12,200,000) $12,050,000 6.08
Smith Jaylon Smith ILB $9,800,000 $7,200,000 $1,000,000 0- $1,600,000 0- 0- 0- ($9,400,000) $9,800,000 4.94
McCoy Gerald McCoy DT $6,850,000 $5,000,000 $1,000,000 $750,000 0- $100,000 0- 0- ($3,500,000) $6,850,000 3.46
Brown Anthony Brown CB $5,750,000 $4,250,000 $1,500,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($3,000,000) $5,750,000 2.90
Jarwin Blake Jarwin TE $5,250,000 $3,500,000 $1,000,000 $750,000 0- 0- 0- 0- ($3,000,000) $5,250,000 2.65
Poe Dontari Poe DT $4,750,000 $3,500,000 $750,000 $500,000 0- 0- 0- 0- ($750,000) $4,750,000 2.40
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 1.90
Zuerlein Greg Zuerlein K $2,833,333 $2,250,000 $333,333 $250,000 0- 0- 0- 0- ($666,667) $2,833,333 1.43
Jones Chris Jones P $2,500,000 $2,000,000 $500,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($500,000) $2,500,000 1.26
Olawale Jamize Olawale FB $2,000,000 $1,300,000 $600,000 $100,000 0- 0- 0- 0- ($600,000) $2,000,000 1.01
Williams Connor Williams G $1,746,497 $1,228,499 $517,998 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($517,998) $1,746,497 0.88
Hill Trysten Hill DT $1,328,175 $937,725 $390,450 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($780,900) $1,328,175 0.67
Thompson Darian Thompson FS $1,300,000 $1,100,000 $100,000 $100,000 0- 0- 0- 0- ($100,000) $1,300,000 0.66
Gallup Michael Gallup WR $1,142,495 $920,000 $222,495 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($222,495) $1,142,495 0.58
Armstrong Dorance Armstrong DE $1,087,499 $920,000 $167,499 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($167,499) $1,087,499 0.55
Schultz Dalton Schultz TE $1,033,092 $920,000 $113,092 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($113,092) $1,033,092 0.52
Pollard Tony Pollard RB $1,016,945 $850,000 $166,945 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($333,890) $1,016,945 0.51
McGovern Connor McGovern G $969,527 $749,000 $220,527 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($441,054) $969,527 0.49
Jackson Joe Jackson DE $921,422 $850,000 $71,422 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($142,844) $921,422 0.46
Hamilton Justin Hamilton DT $920,000 $920,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $920,000 0.46
Wilson Donovan Wilson S $881,839 $850,000 $31,839 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($63,678) $881,839 0.44
Jelks Jalen Jelks DE $869,667 $850,000 $19,667 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($39,334) $869,667 0.44
Johnson Jon’Vea Johnson WR $853,334 $850,000 $3,334 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($3,334) $853,334 0.43
Westry Chris Westry CB $853,334 $850,000 $3,334 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($3,334) $853,334 0.43
Jones Tevin Jones WR $852,500 $850,000 $2,500 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($2,500) $852,500 0.43
Gifford Luke Gifford ILB $851,668 $850,000 $1,668 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($1,668) $851,668 0.43
Knight Brandon Knight RT $851,668 $850,000 $1,668 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($1,668) $851,668 0.43
Hikutini Cole Hikutini TE $850,000 $850,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $850,000 0.43
Thorson Clayton Thorson QB $805,000 $780,000 $25,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($25,000) $805,000 0.41
Carter Ron'Dell Carter DE $786,666 $780,000 $6,666 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($13,334) $786,666 0.40
McKeon Sean McKeon TE $784,000 $780,000 $4,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($8,000) $784,000 0.40
Anderson Darius Anderson RB $783,333 $780,000 $3,333 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($6,667) $783,333 0.40
Bernard Francis Bernard ILB $783,333 $780,000 $3,333 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($6,667) $783,333 0.40
Guidry Stephen Guidry WR $783,333 $780,000 $3,333 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($6,667) $783,333 0.40
Steele Terence Steele LT $783,333 $780,000 $3,333 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($6,667) $783,333 0.40
Hamilton Ladarius Hamilton DE $781,666 $780,000 $1,666 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($3,334) $781,666 0.39
Kamara Azur Kamara OLB $781,666 $780,000 $1,666 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($3,334) $781,666 0.39
Kirk Luther Kirk S $781,666 $780,000 $1,666 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($3,334) $781,666 0.39
Marino Garrett Marino DT $781,666 $780,000 $1,666 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($3,334) $781,666 0.39
Olonilua Sewo Olonilua RB $781,666 $780,000 $1,666 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($3,334) $781,666 0.39
Parker Aaron Parker WR $781,666 $780,000 $1,666 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($3,334) $781,666 0.39
Rogers Kendrick Rogers WR $781,666 $780,000 $1,666 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($3,334) $781,666 0.39
Taumoepeau Charlie Taumoepeau TE $781,666 $780,000 $1,666 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- ($3,334) $781,666 0.39
Alarcon Isaac Alarcon OL $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.39
Chunn Jordan Chunn RB $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.39
Dowdle Rico Dowdle RB $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.39
Fortunato Joe Fortunato LS $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.39
Henry Marcus Henry C $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.39
Smith Saivion Smith CB $780,000 $780,000 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- $780,000 0.39
Anae Bradlee Anae DE 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0.00
Biadasz Tyler Biadasz C 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0.00
Diggs Trevon Diggs CB 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0.00
DiNucci Ben DiNucci QB 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0.00
Gallimore Neville Gallimore DT 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0.00
Lamb CeeDee Lamb WR 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0.00
Robinson Reggie Robinson CB 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0- 0.00
Active Roster: $175,270,069 $140,320,830 $24,754,239 $2,450,000 $4,900,000 $100,000 $2,745,000 - - $175,270,069 88.43


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 (0) Pos. Cap Hit Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Misc. Dead Cap Cap Hit Cap %
Dead Money: - - - - - - - - - - 0.00

2021 Cap Totals

Cap Type Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Incentives Cap Total
2021 NFL Salary Cap $198,200,000
2020 Rollover Cap $0
Adjustment $0
Adjusted Salary Cap $198,200,000
All Contracts $140,320,830 $24,754,239 $2,450,000 $4,900,000 $100,000 $2,745,000 - $175,270,069
Top 51 Contracts $137,980,830 $24,754,239 $2,450,000 $4,900,000 $100,000 $2,745,000 - $172,930,069
Total (All) $140,320,830 $24,754,239 $2,450,000 $4,900,000 $100,000 $2,745,000 - $175,270,069
Total (w/Top 51) $137,980,830 $24,754,239 $2,450,000 $4,900,000 $100,000 $2,745,000 - $172,930,069
Cap Space (w/All) $22,929,931
Cap Space (w/Top 51) $25,269,931