Neither safety JJ Wilcox nor receiver Terrance Williams had all that great of a 2015, but both will see raises in 2016.
As broken down by Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas on Friday, both players qualify for the bump in pay by the proven performance escalators put in rookie contracts as part of the 2011 collective bargaining agreement.
Basically, a player will see the raise if he plays 35 percent of the offensive or defensive snaps in two if his first three seasons, or over all three seasons.
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Williams played in a shade under 70 percent of the team’s offensive snaps in that span, and Wilcox played around 45 percent of the defensive snaps. Williams was set to earn just over $700,000 in base salary in 2016, and Wilcox just under—now their base salary will be $1.686 million.