Sean Lee missed out on a $2 million payday last season. In 2016, the Dallas Cowboys linebacker has a chance to hit the redo button.
Lee had a bonus in his contract in 2015 where if he played in 80 percent of the team’s defensive snaps he’d earn $2 million. Unfortunately, for Lee, he missed Dallas’ final regular season to drop him below the threshold.
Although all is not lost for the linebacker. Don Banks, formerly of Sports Illustrated, reported that Jerry Jones and company have given Lee a weekly roster bonus of $125,000 that will leave him with an extra $2 million in the event he plays all 16 games this year.
Does Lee have a shot to play a full slate of games? Of course. Is it a long shot? Yes.
The seventh-year linebacker is already sidelined with a knee injury that he suffered last week against Seattle. Lee’s injury history suggests that he won’t see the full $2 million. On the bright side, it’s the thought that counts right?