Dallas Cowboys’ rookie receiver Dez Bryant finished his season with 45 catches, 561 yards and six touchdowns receiving, as well as two scores on punt returns. And due to a clause in his contract, and his heavy involvement in the games in which he was active, Bryant also finished a million dollars richer than he would have been otherwise.
In order to be eligible for the $1 million roster bonus, Bryant had to play at least 35% of the offensive snaps in games in which he was active, as well as meet one of a number of clauses in his contract. Those clauses, per ESPN Dallas, were: “41 or more receptions, 801 or more receiving yards or 12 or more touchdowns.”
Bryant played more than 35% of offensive snaps in the games in which he was active and, as stated above, had 45 catches, four more than he needed to be eligible for the bump in wages. By meeting two of these clauses, Bryant will be eligible for another roster bonus, of $1.4 million, in 2012.
The roster bonus will be paid to Bryant next season.
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