Dak Prescott and Anthony Brown can go ahead and splurge on a shopping trip today, as both just got a nice check for their bank account. The NFL handed out bonuses under the Performance-Based Pay system which is part of the CBA. In simple terms, it takes into account playing time and salary and provides bonus distributions. If you play a lot, but have a low salary, you benefit more.
Cowboys 2016 sixth-round pick Anthony Brown received the fourth-highest payout by pocketing $437,690. Brown was benched for part of the year after his play slipped from the level of his rookie season, but he still saw a lot of playing time with the Cowboys injuries at cornerback throughout the year. Brown’s base salary for 2017 was $630,000 according to Spotrac.
Quarterback Dak Prescott, a fourth-round pick in 2016, earned $401,006. That placed him at ninth in the overall amounts distributed by the league. When Prescott was selected it was thought he would be a backup for a while, but we all know what happened as he was thrust into action as a rookie. That playing time and a fourth-round salary helped him pick up the extra cash. Prescott’s base salary for 2017 was $630,000 according to Spotrac.
No other Cowboys were among the Top 25.