DeMarcus Lawrence, Cowboys Agree to Deal That Rivals What Khalil Mack Received From Bears

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DeMarcus Lawrence, Cowboys Agree to Deal That Rivals What Khalil Mack Received From Bears

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DeMarcus Lawrence has been one of the league’s most fearsome pass-rushers in recent seasons and will be paid accordingly:

Lawrence and the Cowboys have agreed to a new deal that keeps him as a core member of Dallas’ defense for the foreseeable future. NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport reports the deal is worth $105 million and includes $65 million in guarantees. That makes it the most guaranteed cash up front in Year 1 than any non-quarterback. Impressive stuff.

And with this new contract, Lawrence entered elite contract status when he put pen to paper and signed his deal:

The deal Lawrence signed still trails the overall guarantee Khalil Mack received ($90 million) when he signed with the Bears after the mega-deal with the Raiders went down, as well as the $70 million Von Miller was given by the Broncos. Mack and the Bears will host Lawrence and the Cowboys at some point during the 2019 season. Oh, to be a fly in the vicinity of the playing field when Mack and Lawrence get together at some point. Lawrence definitely owes Mack a dinner of his choice for raising the contract bar as high as he did.

Lawrence is in good company as far as the highest-paid players in the league. And now that it’s settled, a situation that could have been a major distraction in Cowboys camp has been avoided. HOWEVER, it’s still the Cowboys so I’m sure something will pop up.



Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.