Dez Bryant eligible for roster bonus

December, 7, 2010
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Though rookie wide receiver Dez Bryant's season is done because of season-ending surgery to his right leg, he's became eligible for a $1 million roster bonus that will be paid next year.

The terms of Bryant's contract says he must play at least 35 percent of the offensive snaps in games in which he is active and he must reach one of several clauses in his contract to become eligible for the bonus. Some of the attainable clauses: 41 or more receptions, 801 or more receiving yards or 12 or more touchdowns.

Bryant has played in more than 35 percent of the offensive plays and he finished the season with 45 catches.

By reaching at least two of these clauses, Bryant also triggered another clause in his contract for 2012, which makes him eligible for another roster bonus that's worth $1.4 million.

With his season over, Bryant had eight touchdowns, six receiving and two on special teams, plus he was third on the team in yards per catch with 12.5.
Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.

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