Cowboys’ Sean Lee could lose out on how much if he misses finale?
Sunday’s Washington Redskins-Dallas Cowboys game is meaningless. The perfect opportunity for the Cowboys to rest banged-up linebacker Sean Lee.
Lee is listed as questionable for the regular-season finale with a hamstring injury suffered last week.
However, sitting out isn’t quite as simple as it sounds. For if the linebacker doesn’t play, he could lose out on an incentive in his contract. How much?
Via the Dallas Morning News:
If Lee can’t play Sunday, he could lose out on $2 million. Lee has a play-time incentive in his contract that stipulates if he plays in 80 percent or more of the Cowboys’ defensive snaps this season his base salary in 2016 increases by $2 million to $5 million. Going into Sunday, Lee has played in 82.1 percent (812 of 989) of the Cowboys’ snaps. The Cowboys defense has averaged 66 plays per game this season. If the Cowboys defense is on the field for 66 plays Sunday against the Redskins and Lee misses the game, his play-time percentage in 2015 would drop to 77 percent.
So, what does Dallas and Lee do? He didn’t practice Friday. There are injuries and then there is the hurt it would put on Lee’s wallet.