There is an agreement between the Dallas Cowboys and franchise-tagged pass rusher DeMarcus Lawrence.
And it's a HUGE one.
The Cowboys and Lawrence have reportedly agreed to a five year, $105 million deal with $65 million guaranteed, according to Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo of NFL Media.
Rapoport notes that Lawrence gets more cash in year one than any non-quarterback in NFL history.
Nothing is official until contracts are signed, however this is great news for both parties. Sides have until July 15 to hammer out a long-term deal.
Among active contracts, five defensive players have deals that are more than $100 million in total according to Yahoo Sports: Chicago Bears end Khalil Mack, Los Angeles Rams tackle Aaron Donald, Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller, Philadelphia Eagles tackle Fletcher Cox and Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt.
Lawrence's career had a slow start, with nine sacks through his first three seasons. He however broke out in 2017, with 14.5 sacks. He got the franchise tag. He had 10.5 sacks last season and a second straight Pro Bowl. The Cowboys slapped the franchise tag on Lawrence for the second straight season for $20.5 million in 2019.
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