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Dontari Poe

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Cowboys, DT Age: 30 Exp: 9 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#11 overall), 2012 College: Memphis Agent(s): Jimmy Sexton (CAA Sports)

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  • Current Contract

    Dontari Poe signed a 2 year, $8,500,000 contract with the Dallas Cowboys, including a $1,500,000 signing bonus, $3,500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $4,250,000. In 2020, Poe will earn a base salary of $2,000,000, a signing bonus of $1,500,000, a roster bonus of $687,500 and a incentive bonus of $500,000, while carrying a cap hit of $3,937,500 and a dead cap value of $3,500,000.

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $8,500,000
    Signing Bonus $1,500,000
    Average Salary $4,250,000
    Total Guarantees $3,500,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $3,500,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Misc. Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2020 Contract details by year 30 $2,000,000 $750,000 $687,500 $500,000 $3,937,500 $3,500,000 $4,687,500($4,687,500)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $3,500,000 2020 Cap Savings: $437,500 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $1,500,000 2020 Cap Savings: $2,437,500 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $2,750,000 2021 Dead Cap: $750,000 2020 Cap Savings: $1,187,500 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $750,000 2021 Dead Cap: $750,000 2020 Cap Savings: $3,187,500

    Potential Out: 2021, 1 yr, $4,687,500; $750,000 dead cap

    2021 Contract details by year 31 $3,500,000 $750,000 $500,000 - $4,750,000 $750,000 $4,000,000($8,687,500)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $750,000 2021 Cap Savings: $4,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $750,000 2021 Cap Savings: $4,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $750,000 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $4,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $750,000 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $4,000,000
    2022 Free Agent Year 32 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $3.5M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2020 salary)
    • 2020 Per Game Active Bonus: $62,500  ($1M, 11 LTBE)
    • 2021 Per Game Active Bonus: $500,000
    • Annual $250,000 de-escalator for missed workouts
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Current Dead Contracts

    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Dead Cap Hit Yearly Cash
    2020 Player contract details by year - $3,333,334 - $3,333,334 -($0)

    Previous Contracts

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    2018-2020

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $28,000,000
    Signing Bonus $10,000,000
    Average Salary $9,333,333
    Total Guarantees $13,300,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $10,800,000
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA

    2017-2017

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $8,000,000
    Signing Bonus $7,500,000
    Average Salary $8,000,000
    Total Guarantees $7,500,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $7,500,000
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA

    2012-2016Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $11,320,006
    Signing Bonus $6,672,730
    Average Salary $2,830,002
    Total Guarantees $11,320,006
    Guaranteed at Signing $11,320,006
    Free Agent: 2017 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $390,000 $6,672,730 - - - - - $7,062,730
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $904,546 - - - - - - $904,546
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $1,419,092 - - - - - - $1,419,092
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $1,933,640 - - - - - - $1,933,640
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $6,146,000 - - - - - - $6,146,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $7,500,000 - - $500,000 - - - $8,000,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $800,000 $10,000,000 $600,000 $600,000 - - - $12,000,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $4,500,000 - $2,950,000 $900,000 - - $11,458 $8,361,458
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $2,000,000 $1,500,000 $687,500 - - - $500,000 $4,687,500
    9 seasons $25,593,278 $18,172,730 $4,237,500 $2,000,000 - - $511,458 $50,514,966
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $3,500,000 - $500,000 - - - - $4,000,000
    $29,093,278 $18,172,730 $4,737,500 $2,000,000 - - $511,458 $54,514,966
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    5 seasons Player Cash Earnings $10,793,278 $6,672,730 - - - - - $17,466,008
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $7,500,000 - - $500,000 - - - $8,000,000
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $5,300,000 $10,000,000 $3,550,000 $1,500,000 - - - $20,361,458
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $2,000,000 $1,500,000 $687,500 - - - - $4,687,500
  • Transactions

    Mar 28 2020Signed a 2 year $8.5 million contract with Dallas (DAL)
    Mar 25 2020Signed a contract with Dallas (DAL)
    Mar 15 2020Carolina (CAR) declined a $9..8 million option for 2020
    Mar 15 2018Signed a 3 year $28 million contract with Carolina (CAR)
    Mar 16 2017Signed a 1 year $8 million contract with Atlanta (ATL)
    Apr 27 2015Kansas City (KC) exercised a $6.146 million option for 2016
    Jul 25 2012Signed a 4 year $11.3 million contract with Kansas City (KC)
    Apr 26 2012Drafted by Kansas City (KC): Round 1 (#11 overall)
  • 2020 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Dontari Poe ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2020 DAL 2 2 1 71 48.0 4 2 2
    2019 CAR 11 11 8 416 36.9 4 22 15 7
    2018 CAR 16 16 16 515 51.7 1 17 9 8
    2017 ATL 16 16 16 786 74.8 2.5 39 23 16
    2016 KC 16 16 16 820 73.3 1.5 26 17 9 1
    2015 KC 15 15 13 759 69.9 1 39 29 10 1
    2014 KC 16 16 16 945 89.2 6 46 38 8
    2013 KC 15 15 15 975 88.2 4.5 51 43 8
    2012 KC 16 16 16 743 74.4 38 28 10
    Totals 123 123 117 6,030 - 21 282 204 78 2 0