Dallas finally got a deal done.


After placing the franchise tag on their defensive end last month, the Cowboys inked DeMarcus Lawrence to a five-year, $105 million deal. According to reports, more of the details of the contract have been disclosed. 


Lawrence will receive a $25 million signing bonus and will make over $30 million next year. 

And he has quite the guarantees.

The Cowboys are shelling out a ton of money on this deal, but it's not without good reasoning. Lawrence has tallied over 10 sacks in each of the past two seasons, and to lock that play up for the next five years certainly sets up a strong foundation for Dallas' future.


Lawrence is the type of cornerstone player any franchise would want to build around, and by extending the defensive end, Dallas has secured the face of their defense for years to come. 

After winning the NFC East last season, expectations for the Cowboys next season are very high. The pressure's on for Dallas as well, as with Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott all nearing free agency, the team must start locking up their franchise players.


Thus, this is a huge first step for Dallas, securing their cornerstone defensive player. Now that Dallas has proven they can lock up key players to big contracts, fans should have no doubt that Prescott and Elliott will remain with America's Team for years to come.