Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Little Jr, Mar 18, 2014.
Moved your posts from the big thread for more visibility...
So year 1 is less than 5 mill unless he has a big season in which he can then make up to 5 mill? I'll take it
He'll have to play really well for us to use that option. Which is fine alot of incentive for him.
If he's on the roster the 1st league day of 2015, a 3 year $24M extension with $9M guaranteed vests.
Not a bad deal at all!
Goal line situation put him in at RB that is what he did at Texas.
I think this makes it likely we take a 3 tech, but might be more willing to take a guy that needs some seasoning now. I mean Melton is going to have to play really well for Dallas to use that option. This is really a good deal for Dallas and it gives Melton a great opportunity.
$9m guaranteed will probably be restructured into an upfront bonus i would imagine, counting $3m against the cap each year.
Wow, great contract.
Versatile former running back who switched to defensive end during the 2006 season ... played in 49 games at defensive end (24 games, 10 starts), running back (25 games, one start) and on special teams ... registered 40 tackles, four sacks, 11 TFL, 20 pressures, three PBD, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a blocked FG in his career ... played in all 13 games, making 10 starts, at defensive end in 2008 ... tabbed honorable mention All-Big 12 by the league[apos]s coaches ... notched 29 tackles, four sacks, 10 TFL, 17 pressures, two PBD, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a blocked FG ... appeared in 10 games at defensive end and on special teams in 2007 ... tallied 11 tackles, a TFL, three pressures, a PBD, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery ... rushed for 625 yards and 16 TDs on 132 carries (4.7 ypc) during his first two seasons ... appeared in all 13 games at running back, defensive end and on special teams in 2006 ... rushed for 193 yards and six TDs on 45 carries (4.3 ypc) ... played in all 13 games at running back as a true freshman in 2005 ... finished with 432 yards on 87 carries (5.0 ypc) ... ranked fifth on the UT freshman list with 10 rushing TDs ... drafted with the fifth pick in the fourth round (105th overall) by the Chicago Bears in the 2009 NFL Draft
So all the guaranteed money is in the first option year... Are there signing bonuses in option contracts?
This is one of the most team friendly contracts I've ever seen. The Cowboys were pretty aggressive with this, and obviously due to his off the field issues and his injury from last year.
It strikes me Melton was looking for 9-10 million per year, and no teams were biting.
I suggested that Melton would sign with the Cowboys for a 1 year 5 million dollar deal, and I was on the money on that. Even better though, the Cowboys got a club option that keeps him here at pro bowl rates if he plays like a pro bowler. It's a win win for us. Worst case scenario he is a free agent next year, and we can readdress this in the draft.
I don't think we draft a 3 tech early after this. You have to get your defensive ends now, and now you can also get a linemen. If we get another year after Waters, I think that would be really helpful. We might also be able to add a defensive end after the draft once we get some of that cap space from releasing Austin.
As I said earlier, getting Melton would be the cornerstone of our defensive makeover and the crux of our off season. I didn't want them to overpay for him, and it looks like they got a home run of a deal. Hopefully we don't have a holdout situation, but if all turns out well, we'll have Melton til he is 31.
Looks like I called it. Again.
Good deal I was hoping for a 6 million a year traditional backloaded deal, so the way this is structured at 7.25 million is pretty good.
My understanding is that Woy offered this same contract to other teams, kudos to JJ for taking this contract when others wouldn't.
I feel the signing gives us a bit more flexability in the draft this year.
They are not locked into a DT first at all costs unless a player is there we want.
The club friendly contract will also help if we get the player we want in the draft.
And it happens to be a DT.
Then the one year deal is good for us.
Stephen and Jerry deserve credit.