Breaking down Dez Bryant's $70 million deal

Dallas Cowboys Pro Bowl wide receiver Dez Bryant's five-year, $70 million contract includes a $20 million signing bonus and $45 million guaranteed. In 2015, he has a $7 million salary-cap figure with a $3 million base salary fully guaranteed for skill, injury and salary cap with $7 million of the signing bonus deferred until March 15, 2016. In 2016, he has a $9 million fully guaranteed base salary and a $13 million salary-cap figure. He has a $500,000 base salary and a guarantee de-escalator if he fails to complete workouts. In 2017, he has a $13 million base salary guaranteed for injury only at signing and skill and cap if he's on the roster on the fifth day of the 2016 league year. He has a $500,000 base salary and guaranteed de-escalator if he fails to complete workouts. In 2018, Bryant  has a $12.5 million nonguaranteed base salary and a $16.5 million salary-cap figure. He has a $500,000 base salary and guaranteed de-escalator if the player fails to complete workouts. In 2019, he has a $12.5 million nonguaranteed base salary, a $16.5 million salary-cap figure and a $500,000 base salary and guaranteed de-escalator if he fails to complete workouts. Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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