Adam “Pacman” Jones’ four-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys is worth $13 million, but if he performs well and behaves, he could end up making a whole lot more dough.
He could make as much as the franchise tag for a cornerback, which right now is $9.5 million a year. His base salary total is $4.7 million for three years, but in 2011 he will get $7.25 million. He will earn just $700,000 for this year without a signing bonus. In 2009, he will make $1 million; in 2010, $3 million. He will get signing bonuses in 2009-10 totaling just over $500,000 and another $345,000 in 2010.
But if he wants the franchise cash amount, he would need to make two Pro Bowls or intercept at least seven passes in any two of his first three seasons. He must also participate in 65 percent of the snaps. If he does that, he gets the $9.5 million for 2011.
In other news, the jersey numbers of some prominent players:
Mike Jenkins will take Roy Williams’ No. 31
Martellus Bennett is No. 80
Pacman Jones will wear No. 21, which means if you are a Pacman fan, you don’t need to throw away your Julius Jones jersey!