Dallas finally got a deal done.
After placing the franchise tag on their defensive end
Lawrence will receive a $25 million signing bonus and will make over $30 million next year.
As part of the five-year deal, DeMarcus Lawrence will receive a $25 million signing bonus, according to sources. He is set to make $31.1 million in total money in 2019 after making $17.1 million in 2018 on the franchise tag.— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) April 6, 2019
And he has quite the guarantees.
Two key points: DeMarcus Lawrence receives $65 million in guaranteed money over first 3 years of contract. Also, conversation between Lawrence & Cowboys VP Stephen Jones on Thursday helped paved way for this deal to come together, sources said.— David Moore (@DavidMooreDMN) April 6, 2019
The Cowboys are shelling out a ton of money on this deal, but it's not without good reasoning. Lawrence
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
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.