Derrick Dockery will earn as he goes

IRVING, Texas -- Derrick Dockery joined the Cowboys in part because he believes he has a chance to be a starter at some point in 2011 and not a backup.

The more Dockery plays, the more he will be paid.

The Cowboys gave Dockery a $100,000 signing bonus as part of the one-year deal he received and he will earn a base salary of $810,000. He has a chance to earn another $750,000 in incentives mostly tied to his playing time.

As part of the $750,000, he can earn $250,000 if he is on the 46-man gameday roster, taking home roughly $16,700 per game if he is active for 15 games. He was scheduled to make $3.82 million with Washington before his release from the Redskins.