Cowboys RB, LB earn $1M contract with Giants


JONATHAN STEELE/Associated PressJONATHEN STEELLE/Getty ImagesThe Dallas Cowboys and former Georgia Bulldogs linebacker Jaron Brown earned $1 million in salary for the 2017 season, according to Spotrac.

Brown signed with the Giants on Aug. 23, and he was the only linebacker to earn a contract extension this year, as he earned a base salary of $1.5 million and a $2 million signing bonus.

He will make $1,854,974 for the season.

Brown’s deal includes $900,000 in signing bonus, but Spotrac projects that Brown will earn another $800,000 as part of a five-year contract extension.

He also will make an additional $300,000 for each game he plays.

Brown was a two-time Pro Bowler for the Bulldogs, who went 21-3 in the 2015 season.

He is the Cowboys’ sixth-highest paid linebacker behind only Adrian Peterson, DeMarcus Ware, DeAndre Levy, Deion Jones and Lawrence Timmons.

Brown is expected to re-sign with the Cowboys next season, but the franchise has yet to announce any contract extension for the 26-year-old.