Cowboys sign Dan Bailey to an extension that will pay him $3.3 million per season

The Dallas Cowboys announced today that they’ve signed kicker Dan Bailey to a contract extension that will pay him $3.3 million through 2020.

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.