The Dallas Cowboys and star defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence agreed to a five-year contract, the workforce launched Friday.
Sources suggested the NFL Network that Lawrence’s deal is value $105 million, with $65 million completely assured. His contract accommodates the perfect first-year payout for a non-quarterback. The earlier file was Chicago Bears cross rusher Khalil Mack’s $31 million payout in 2018.
Lawrence, Mack and Los Angeles Rams star defensive lineman Aaron Donald are the one defensive avid gamers inside the NFL averaging $20 million per season.
The Cowboys had until the July 15 deadline to work out a long-term extension with Lawrence. Dallas beforehand positioned the franchise tag on the defensive end for the second time in March. He would have earned about $20.5 million inside the upcoming season if he carried out under the tag.
New Number Who Dis? 😜 #LawN90rder
— DeMarcus Lawrence (@TankLawrence) April 5, 2019
The 26-year-old Lawrence enters his sixth season inside the league after back-to-back Pro Bowl options. The Cowboys’ safety ranked seventh in full safety and sixth in scoring closing season with Lawrence’s presence on the sector.
Since the beginning of the 2017 season, Lawrence is tied for fourth inside the league in sacks (25) and tied for eighth in tackles for loss (29). He has the third-most sacks in his first 5 seasons in workforce historic previous, trailing solely DeMarcus Ware and Jim Jeffcoat. Lawrence is the first participant since Ware to file double-digit sacks in consecutive seasons for the Cowboys.
Dallas initially drafted Lawrence inside the second spherical of the 2014 NFL Draft out of Boise State. In 5 seasons, he has recorded 197 full tackles, 34.0 sacks, one interception and two passes defensed.