Sean Lee could lose $2 million if he is unable to play in Week 17.
Under terms of Lee’s contract his salary for 2016 would go from $3 million to $5 million if he is on the field for 80 percent of the Cowboys defensive snaps this season. Currently sitting at 82.1 percent, that number would drop should Lee not play in Week 17.
Lee has been listed as questionable with a hamstring on the injury report.
The Dallas Morning News notes the following statistic as it pertains to Lee’s snaps this season.
Going into Sunday, Lee has played in 82.1 percent (812 of 989) of the Cowboys’ snaps. The Cowboys defense has averaged 66 plays per game this season. If the Cowboys defense is on the field for 66 plays Sunday against the Redskins and Lee misses the game, his play-time percentage in 2015 would drop to 77 percent.
Lee is expected to do everything possible in order to play on Sunday against the Redskins. It is possible he could sit out some plays. Going off of the Dallas Morning News’ numbers, Lee would need to play 32 snaps this weekend should the Cowboys be on the field for 66 defensive plays.