DeMarcus Lawrence

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Cowboys, DE Age: 30-117d Exp: 9 Years
Drafted: Round 2 (#34 overall), 2014 College: Boise State Agent(s): David Canter (DEC Management)

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  • Current Contract

    DeMarcus Lawrence signed a 3 year, $40,000,000 contract with the Dallas Cowboys, including a $12,000,000 signing bonus, $30,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $13,333,333. In 2022, Lawrence will earn a base salary of $3,000,000 and a signing bonus of $12,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $14,000,000 and a dead cap value of $49,000,000.

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $40,000,000
    Signing Bonus $12,000,000
    Average Salary $13,333,333
    Total Guarantees $30,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $30,000,000
    Free Agent: 2025 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Restructure Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2022 Contract details by year 30 $3,000,000 $8,000,000 $3,000,000 $14,000,000 $49,000,000 $15,000,000($15,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $49,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-35,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $31,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-17,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $29,000,000 2023 Dead Cap: $20,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-15,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $11,000,000 2023 Dead Cap: $20,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $3,000,000
    2023 Contract details by year 31 $15,000,000 $8,000,000 $3,000,000 $26,000,000 $35,000,000 $15,000,000($30,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $35,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $-9,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $20,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $6,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $41,000,000 2024 Dead Cap: $9,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $-15,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $26,000,000 2024 Dead Cap: $9,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $0
    2024 Contract details by year 32 $10,000,000 $3,000,000 $3,000,000 $16,000,000 $9,000,000 $10,000,000($40,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $9,000,000 2024 Cap Savings: $7,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $9,000,000 2024 Cap Savings: $7,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2025 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2024 Cap Savings: $10,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $6,000,000 2025 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2024 Cap Savings: $10,000,000
    2025 Contract details by year 33 $1,255,000 $3,000,000 - $3,000,000 $3,000,000 -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2025 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2025 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $3,000,000 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $0
    2025 Free Agent Year 34 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $30M fully guaranteed (signing bonus + 2022 salary + 2023 salary)
    • 2025 automatically voids ($3M dead cap)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2019-2023

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $105,000,000
    Signing Bonus $25,000,000
    Average Salary $21,000,000
    Total Guarantees $65,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $48,000,000
    Free Agent: 2024 / UFA

    2019-2019Franchise Tag

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $20,571,600
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $20,571,600
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA

    2018-2018

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $17,143,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $17,143,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2019 / UFA

    2014-2017Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $5,506,650
    Signing Bonus $2,324,836
    Average Salary $1,376,663
    Total Guarantees $3,895,138
    Guaranteed at Signing $3,895,138
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $420,000 $2,188,080 - - - - - $2,608,080
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $670,302 - - - - - - $670,302
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $703,992 - - - - - - $703,992
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $1,170,907 - - - - - - $1,170,907
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $17,143,000 - - - - - - $17,143,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $1,500,000 $25,000,000 $4,600,000 - - - $16,747 $31,116,747
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $1,900,000 - - - $15,000,000 - $36,491 $16,936,491
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $17,000,000 - - - - - - $17,000,000
    8 seasons $40,508,201 $27,188,080 $4,600,000 - $15,000,000 - $53,238 $87,349,519
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $3,000,000 $12,000,000 - - - - - $15,000,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $15,000,000 - - - - - - $15,000,000
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $10,000,000 - - - - - - $10,000,000
    $68,508,201 $39,188,080 $4,600,000 - $15,000,000 - $53,238 $127,349,519
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    8 seasons Player Cash Earnings $40,508,201 $27,188,080 $4,600,000 - $15,000,000 - $53,238 $87,349,519
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 11/08/2019, $21,054

      Unsportsmanlike conduct against New York (NYG)


    • Player contract details by year 10/04/2019, $21,056

      Roughing the Passer against Teddy Bridgewater (NO)


    • Player contract details by year 09/20/2019, $21,056

      Roughing the Passer against Case Keenum (WAS)


    • Player contract details by year 09/14/2018, $20,054

      Roughing the Passer against Cam Newton (CAR)


    • Player contract details by year 09/29/2017, $12,154

      Excessive celebration (imitating gun shots) against Arizona (ARI)


    • Player contract details by year 04/20/2016, 4 games, $353,367

      PEDs


    • TOTAL: $448,741

  • Transactions

    Mar 14 2022Signed a 3 year $40 million contract extension with Dallas (DAL)
    Sep 11 2020Converted $15M of 2020 salary into bonus, clearing $12M of cap space with Dallas (DAL)
    Nov 8 2019Fined $21,054 Unsportsmanlike conduct against New York (NYG)
    Oct 4 2019Fined $21,056 Roughing the Passer against Teddy Bridgewater (NO)
    Sep 20 2019Fined $21,056 Roughing the Passer against Case Keenum (WAS)
    Apr 5 2019Signed a 5 year $105 million contract extension with Dallas (DAL)
    Mar 4 2019Offered a 1 year $20.57 million franchise tag by Dallas (DAL)
    Sep 14 2018Fined $20,054 Roughing the Passer against Cam Newton (CAR)
    Mar 5 2018Signed a 1 year $17.143 million franchise tag with Dallas (DAL)
    Sep 29 2017Fined $12,154 Excessive celebration (imitating gun shots) against Arizona (ARI)
    Apr 20 2016Suspended 4 games for violating the league's PED policy, forfeiting $353,367 in 2016 salary & bonus with Dallas (DAL)
    Jun 18 2014Signed a 4 year $5.506 million contract with Dallas (DAL)
    May 9 2014Drafted by Dallas (DAL): Round 2 (#34 overall)
  • 2022 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2021 DAL 7 7 7 271 23.7 3 21 16 5 2 1
    2020 DAL 16 16 14 666 60.3 6.5 58 34 24 4
    2019 DAL 17 16 16 689 62.6 5 45 30 15 2
    2018 DAL 16 16 15 735 70.1 10.5 64 42 22 3 1
    2017 DAL 16 16 16 704 68.1 14.5 59 36 23 3
    2016 DAL 13 9 3 329 32.8 1 11 8 3 1
    2015 DAL 16 16 13 700 66.4 8 55 35 20 1
    2014 DAL 7 7 217 21.3 9 6 3
    Totals 108 103 84 4,311 - 49 322 207 115 16 2