Cisco software designer Tony Fauci has been paid $2,000 to design free software.
The Dallas Cowboys paid Faucci, who has been working on software for the team since 2009, $2.3 million in total to design the new technology.
The company says the money was for his work on the new software suite, which is called F-Secure.
Fauco is an architect who worked for the NFL and the NFL Players Association.
The team said he is not a CTO or designer but that the software he designed is not intended for use by other teams.
F-Security is intended for end users, and is the same software that was used by the Dallas Cowboys to thwart cyber-attacks last year.
The new software is supposed to be released on Oct. 15.