DeMarcus Lawrence agrees to new three-year deal with $30 million guaranteed

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Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence has agreed to a new three-year, $40 million deal that fully guarantees him $30 million, according to a source. It makes Lawrence the NFL’s first defensive end to have his contract fully guaranteed for seven consecutive seasons.

When the contract is up in three years, Lawrence will have made more than $130 million in cash.

Lawrence’s future appeared in doubt recently when a report indicated he had declined a pay cut. Both sides, though, worked it out.

The Cowboys needed to keep Lawrence with their other starting defensive end, Randy Gregory, now a free agent.

Lawrence was scheduled to make $19 million in base salary and count $27 million against the cap, which was the fifth-highest cap number in the league at his position. His cap number for 2022 drops to $14 million with the new deal.

Lawrence earned a five-year, $105 million extension in April 2019 after back-to-back Pro Bowl seasons. He had 14.5 sacks, 26 quarterback hits and 14 tackles for loss in 2017 and 10.5 sacks, 23 quarterback hits and 15 tackles for loss in 2018.

In 39 games the past three seasons, he has a total of 14.5 sacks, 33 quarterback hits, 26 tackles for loss and no Pro Bowls.

He played only seven games in 2021 after breaking his foot in practice the week after the opener.

13 responses to “DeMarcus Lawrence agrees to new three-year deal with $30 million guaranteed

  1. Funny how the stats almost always go down after they get paid, not up. It’s almost as if they feel entitled to the money and don’t need to earn it anymore.

  2. I think it was probably better for Dallas to just move on. But I guess if they got the cap number down it’s not the worst deal. He did have a really good 2nd half of the season last year

  3. In 39 games the past three seasons, he has a total of 14.5 sacks, 33 quarterback hits, 26 tackles for loss and no Pro Bowls.

    Yet the Cowboy’s F.O. goes from possibly cutting him to fully guarantees him another $30 million.
    When it comes to managing the cap the Jones’s are the laughing stock of the NFL.

  4. Waste of money. 63 mil over last 3 yrs for 14.5 sacks. Comes out to more than 5 mil a sack. Good move Jerry.

  5. So Jones has learned nothing from the previous deals. Amazing amount of money he’ll swindle from the cowboys. He’s only got to 10 sacks twice in 8 seasons. Lol

  6. The Dallas way – over pay and then get half the results afterwards. Good money after bad.

  7. In the words of Jalen Rose “keep cashing those checks”. If Dallas is dumb enough to offer the deal he’d be equally dumb to decline it based on his level of play the past three seasons.

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