Donovan Wilson

Safety

Age: 29
Free Agency: 2026 (Void)
Accrued Seasons: 5
  • 2024 Salary Cap Charge: $7,370,588 (2.84% of cap)
  • 2024 Cash Payout: $5,750,000 (2.61% of spending)
  • 2024 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.78
  • Contract Value: $21,000,000 ($7,000,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $13,500,000
  • Contract Ranking: 20/215 at S

Current Contract

(UFA, signed 2023)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated Signing BonusPer Game Roster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202328$1,400,000$1,650,000$250,000$1,400,000$3,300,0001.4%
202429$5,500,000$1,650,000$250,000$5,500,000$7,370,5882.8%
202530$6,500,000$1,650,000$500,000$0$8,650,0003.3%
2026 📝
February 20: Contract voids
31Void$1,650,000VoidVoid$1,650,0000.6%
Total$20,400,000$6,600,000$1,000,000$6,900,000$20,970,588

Contract Notes

Donovan Wilson signed a three year, $21 million contract with the Cowboys. Wilson received $13.5 million in full guarantees. The guarantee is made up of a $6.6 million signing bonus and Wilson's 2023 and 2024 base salaries. There are annual per game bonuses as part of the contract. Another $3 million in incentives are available.

Cash Flows

- old money
- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$7M
$14M
$21M
Old Money202320242025
Cash Due$29,412$8,220,588$5,750,000$7,000,000
Running Cash$8,250,000$14,000,000$21,000,000
Career Earnings: $11,333,428
Career APY: $2,266,686
Potential Earnings: $24,083,428
Total Guarantees: $13,627,840
Largest Cash Payment: $8,220,588 (2023)
Largest Cap Number: $8,650,000 (2025)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
CowboysDraftedExpired20194$2,647,840$661,960$127,840$3,112,840117.6%$778,210
CowboysUFAActive20233$21,000,000$7,000,000$13,500,000$8,220,58839.1%$8,220,588
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Cowboys5$11,333,428$2,266,686$6,412,8400.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusPer Game Roster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2019Cowboys$495,000$31,960$0$0$526,9600.3%$622,840
2020Cowboys$675,000$31,960$0$0$706,9600.3%$675,000
2021Cowboys$850,000$31,960$0$0$881,9600.4%$850,000
2022Cowboys$965,000$31,960$0$0$996,9600.5%$965,000
2023Cowboys$1,400,000$1,650,000$250,000$1,400,000$3,300,0001.4%$8,220,588
2024Cowboys$5,500,000$1,650,000$250,000$5,500,000$7,370,5882.8%$5,750,000
2025Cowboys$6,500,000$1,650,000$500,000$0$8,650,0003.3%$7,000,000
2026Cowboys$7,000,000$1,650,000$0$0$1,650,0000.6%$0
Total$23,385,000$6,727,840$1,000,000$6,900,000$24,083,428$24,083,428

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames InactiveSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
InjuredHealthyDefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRec.Yards
201911231.5%31.1%1100000000000
2020142060.7%38.5%43223.525.5233203200
202194029.2%4.9%171200011000000
2022170083.7%9.9%7524535792102100
2023151168.4%0.0%553300213201200

Valuation Diamond

The diamond is a scatterplot graph that visualizes the relation of the player's APY (in green) and performance (in blue, as measured by OTC's Valuations) to the rest of the league at his position. To understand how to read the diamond, read this explainer.

OTC ValuationAPY
Regular$4,085,000$7,000,000
Injury Adjusted$4,421,221$6,562,500
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OTC Valuation $2.6M $5.2M $7.8M $10.4M $13M APY $3.5M $7M $10.5M $14M $17.5M $4,414,000 $4,105,000

Weekly Valuation Trends

The chart below illustrates the trend of the player's weekly OTC Valuations (in blue) from the most recent season, using APY (in green) and, if applicable, cash that is due to the player in the next season (in red) as benchmarks. Weeks not plotted indicate that the player was inactive or on a bye.

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