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Sean Lee

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Outside Linebacker Age: 33 Exp: 10 Years
Drafted: Round 2 (#55 overall), 2010 College: Penn State Agent(s): Mark Bartelstein (Priority Sports & Entertainment)

Cowboys – The Athletic

  • Current Contract

    Sean Lee signed a 1 year, $4,500,000 contract with the Dallas Cowboys, including a $1,000,000 signing bonus, $2,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $4,500,000. In 2020, Lee will earn a base salary of $2,000,000, a signing bonus of $1,000,000 and a roster bonus of $1,500,000, while carrying a cap hit of $4,500,000 and a dead cap value of $2,000,000.

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $4,500,000
    Signing Bonus $1,000,000
    Average Salary $4,500,000
    Total Guarantees $2,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $2,000,000
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2020 Contract details by year 34 $2,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,500,000 $4,500,000 $2,000,000 $4,500,000($4,500,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $2,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $1,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $3,500,000 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Cap Savings: $2,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $1,000,000 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Cap Savings: $3,500,000
    2021 Free Agent Year 35 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $2M guaranteed (signing bonus + $1M of 2020 salary)
    • Per Game Active 46-Man Bonus: $46,875 ($750,000)
    • Per Game 53-Man Active Bonus: $46,875 ($750,000)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

    2019-2019

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $3,500,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $3,500,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA
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    2014-2019

    Contract: 6 yr(s) / $42,000,000
    Signing Bonus $10,000,000
    Average Salary $7,000,000
    Total Guarantees $16,130,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $16,130,000
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA
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    2010-2013Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $3,490,000
    Signing Bonus $1,200,000
    Average Salary $872,500
    Total Guarantees $1,710,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $1,710,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $320,000 $1,200,000 - - - - - $1,520,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $405,000 - - - - - - $405,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $540,000 - - - - - - $540,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $630,000 $10,000,000 - - - - - $10,630,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $750,000 - - - $4,750,000 - - $5,500,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $2,500,000 - - - - - - $2,500,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 - $2,000,000 - $2,000,000 - - $5,000,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $1,300,000 - - - $7,700,000 - - $9,000,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $7,000,000 - - - - - - $7,000,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $2,000,000 - $1,500,000 - - - $1,024,196 $4,524,196
    10 seasons $16,445,000 $11,200,000 $3,500,000 - $14,450,000 - $1,024,196 $46,619,196
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $2,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,500,000 - - - - $4,500,000
    $18,445,000 $12,200,000 $5,000,000 - $14,450,000 - $1,024,196 $51,119,196
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    10 seasons Player Cash Earnings $16,445,000 $11,200,000 $3,500,000 - $14,450,000 - - $46,619,196
  • Transactions

    Mar 17 2020Signed a 1 year $4.5 million contract extension with Dallas (DAL)
    Mar 9 2019Signed a 1 year $3.5M restructured contract with Dallas (DAL), clearing $4M of cap
    Mar 7 2017Converted $7.7M of his 2017 base salary to bonus, clearing $5.13M in 2017 cap space
    Aug 31 2016Converted $2M of his 2016 salary into signing bonus and added $125,000 per game bonus adding $250,000 in cap with Dallas (DAL)
    Mar 4 2014Restructured $4.75M from his 2014 base salary with Dallas (DAL)
    Aug 21 2013Signed a 6 year $42 million contract with Dallas (DAL)
    Jul 23 2010Signed a 4 year $3.49 million contract with Dallas (DAL)
    Apr 23 2010Drafted by Dallas (DAL): Round 2 (#55 overall)
  • 2020 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2019 DAL 16 16 13 651 0.592 1 86 55 31 1
    2018 DAL 7 7 5 220 0.261 0.5 30 15 15
    2017 DAL 11 11 11 625 0.604 101 70 31 1 1
    2016 DAL 16 15 15 976 0.925 144 92 52
    2015 DAL 14 14 14 814 0.772 2.5 128 76 52 1
    2013 DAL 11 11 11 702 0.616 99 68 31 4
    2012 DAL 6 6 6 313 0.902 58 36 22 1 1
    2011 DAL 15 15 15 1 106 70 34 4
    2010 DAL 14 14 31 19 3 1 2
    Totals 110 109 90 4,301 - 5 783 501 271 3 14