The Dallas Cowboys have locked in kicker Dan Bailey to a seven-year deal on Thursday. They announced the signing on the team’s website.
On Thursday, the Cowboys officially signed Bailey through the 2020 season, giving the kicker a six-year contract extension. Bailey was set to become a restricted free agent this year but the Cowboys bypassed all of that, giving him a deal that will pay Bailey a little more than $3.3 million per season. This deal makes Bailey the fifth-highest paid kicker in the NFL.
But the length of the contract will likely help the Cowboys keep his salary cap figure down for a few years, allowing them to have some wiggle room for other players.
The Cowboys need all the wiggle room they can get heading into an offseason $25 million over the cap next season. They’re already going to have to restructure deals to get under the cap.