On Friday, the Cowboys and linebacker Luke Gifford reached an agreement on a one-year contract.
Things haven’t quite gone according to plan for Gifford since joining the Cowboys. In the first game of the 2019 preseason, he was injured with a high ankle sprain and didn’t return to action until week 6 of the regular season.
However, during Week 15, Gifford fractured his arm while covering punts, which sent him back onto the injured reserve list. Because of the injury, his first season was cut short.
Gifford missed the Cowboys’ season-opening game in 2020 because of a hamstring injury. Due to breaking the NFL’s substance-abuse policy, he was ineligible for two games and designated as inactive for five additional contests.
In 2021, Gifford played the most games of his career with the Cowboys. He participated in 32 defensive snaps in addition to the 368 snaps that he played on special teams. He finished with 11 tackles, which was a career-high for him.
During his four years with the Cowboys, Gifford has spent most of his time on the field helping the special teams unit. He has played 586 snaps in this capacity, compared to just 33 on the defensive side of the ball.
So, the Cowboys signed Gifford to give their linebacker group more depth. Micah Parsons, Jabril Cox, Leighton Vander Esch, and Gifford now make up the Cowboys’ linebacker group.
Luke Gifford Contract
Luke Gifford agreed to terms with the Dallas Cowboys that will keep him with the team for one year and pay him a total of $1,115,000.
Luke Gifford Salary
Luke Gifford gets a signing bonus of $150,000, a guaranteed bonus of $150,000, and an average salary of $1,115,000 per year.
Luke Gifford Net Worth
Luke Gifford has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million dollars