How Much Will The Cowboys Rookies Make?

Mike Fisher
April 30, 2018 - 5:55 pm
Leighton Vander Esch

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FRISCO (105.3 The Fan) - It's essentially etched in NFL stone, the CBA calls for very specific slotting for its rookies. The Dallas Cowboys made nine selections, with their contracts totaling $7,172,308.

First-round linebacker Leighton Vander Esch gets the big bucks; the seventh-rounder, running back Bo Scarbrough, relatively speaking, not so much.

Here's the by-the-dollar breakdown:

*Round 1: LB Leighton Vander Esch, Boise State - $11.9M, Total value ($6.7M Signing bonus with $2.1M cap hit)

*Round 2: G Connor Williams, Texas - $5.5M, Total value ($2M Signing bonus with $999K)

*Round 3: WR Michael Gallup, Colorado State - $3.5M, Total value ($890K Signing bonus with $702K)

*Round 4: DE Dorance Armstrong, Kansas - $3.1M, Total value ($670K Signing bonus with $648K)

*Round 4: TE Dalton Schultz, Stanford -  $2.9M, Total value ($452K Signing bonus with $593K)

*Round 5: QB Mike White - $2.7M, Total value ($217K Signing bonus with $534K)

*Round 6: LB Chris Covington, Indiana - $2.6M, Total value ($157K Signing bonus with $519K)

*Round 6: WR Cedrick Wilson, Boise State - $2.5M, Total value ($118K Signing bonus with $509K)

*Round 7: RB Bo Scarbrough, Alabama - $2.5M, Total value ($85.5K Signing bonus with $501K)