Despite being on injured reserved for the rest of the season, rookie wide receiver Dez Bryant made a big enough impact in his first season to earn a couple of contract bonuses, according to Calvin Watkins of ESPN.
Bryant earned the $1 million bonus by playing in 35% of the teams snaps when he was active and reeling in 41 catches. Bryant finished his rookie campaign with 45 catches for 561 yards. With his performance, Bryant also increased his pay by $1.4 million for next season.
There is no denying that he made a big impact on the team in his rookie season and the numbers will back up that claim. With a year of experience under his belt, look for Dez to keep improving and make an even larger impact in his sophomore season.