To save money on the salary cap, the Dallas Cowboys won’t have to let go of defensive lineman DeMarcus Lawrence.
Dallas has reached a revised deal with its top pass rusher. The new deal will cost $40 million ($30million guaranteed) and be in place for three years.
Lawrence was originally due to make $40,000,000 in the next two seasons.
Source: DeMarcus Lawrence’s new deal with the Cowboys is for $40 million over three years with $30 million fully guaranteed
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) March 14, 2022
Lawrence made NFL history with this new pact. According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero the former second-round pick is now the first defensive end with seven years of his fully guaranteed contract.
#Cowboys DE DeMarcus Lawrence has just become the first defensive end in NFL history to have 7 straight seasons of his contract fully guaranteed: He’s agreed to a new 3 year deal with $30 million fully guaranteed and is staying in Dallas.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 14, 2022
Lawrence, 29 years old, has been an integral part of the Cowboys’ team since 2014. He played in 62 of 64 regular-season games from 2017-20, scoring 36.5 sacks, and making two Pro Bowls.
Lawrence’s 2021 campaign was ruined by injuries. Lawrence played only seven games, which is his lowest number since his rookie season. He had 21 tackles and three sacks.