Who’s the Cowboys’ highest-paid player? What are their biggest contracts on the books? Here’s what you need to know about Dallas’s salary cap spending in 2023.
I have something to state for the record, and you can either love it, hate it, or refuse to sleep again until you’ve killed it with fire: The Dallas Cowboys have already won.
Sure, they haven’t notched a Super Bowl championship since the 1995 NFL season, but is any team in global sports effectively guaranteed to remain in the headlines regardless of their on-field performances quite like Jerry Jones’ bunch? Their ability to command so much of the zeitgeist means that we shouldn’t be surprised to learn that the Boys are, for instance, the single most profitable sports team on earth.
It’s easy to get lost in the sauce as it relates to merch sales, sponsorships, and other portfolio flexes like Legends Hospitality, Complexity Gaming, and an endless list of sold-out concerts and special events at AT&T Stadium — but what about the approach to spending on the team’s roster itself? Do these investments do justice to the grandiose, 1-of-1 nature of the brand, or are we looking at something else entirely?
That got us exploring just what team’s biggest salaries on the books really are for 2023, as well as their largest contracts overall.
Below, Boardroom has all your Cowboys salary cap particulars for the current NFL season. Check it out.
Cowboys Salary Cap 2023: Spending & Space
All dollar figures and cap estimates in this article via Spotrac. Reflects a hard salary cap of $224.8 million.
So, are the Cowboys over the salary cap? Check out their full spending breakdown as of Oct. 16, 2023.
- Active contracts: $187,707,996
- Dead cap money: $17,947,954
- Total salary cap usage: $220,645,205
- Salary cap space: $12,258,646
Cowboys Contracts 2023: The Top 10
Includes the 10 largest active ______ contracts by total value. All dollar figures via Spotrac.
|1||QB Dak Prescott||4y, $160M|
|2||T Tyron Smith||8y, $97.6M|
|3||CB Trevon Diggs||5y, $97M|
|4||T Terence Steele||5y, 82.5M|
|5||WR Michael Gallup||5y, $57.5M|
|6||DE DeMarcus Lawrence||3y, $40M|
|7||WR Brandin Cooks||2y, $39.76M|
|8||G Zack Martin||2y, $36.85M|
|9||QB Trey Lance||4y, $34.1M|
|10||S Malik Hooker||3y, $21M|
Dallas Cowboys’ Highest-paid Players of 2023
Includes the 10 largest Cowboys salaries by total cash compensation.
|1||QB Dak Prescott||$31M|
|2||CB Trevon Diggs||$22.3M|
|3||G Zack Martin||$18.85M|
|4||T Terence Steele||$16.3M|
|5||DE DeMarcus Lawrence||$15M|
|6||WR Brandon Cooks||$12M|
|7||WR Michael Gallup||$11.35M|
|8||RB Tony Pollard||$10.09M|
|9||CB Stephon Gilmore||$9.98M|
|10||S Malik Hooker||$9.75M|
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