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DeMarcus Lawrence

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Defensive End Age: 28 Exp: 6 Years
Drafted: Round 2 (#34 overall), 2014 College: Boise State Agent(s): David Canter (DEC Management)

Cowboys – The Athletic

  • Current Contract

    DeMarcus Lawrence signed a 5 year, $105,000,000 contract with the Dallas Cowboys, including a $25,000,000 signing bonus, $65,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $21,000,000. In 2020, Lawrence will earn a base salary of $16,900,000, while carrying a cap hit of $21,900,000 and a dead cap value of $53,900,000.

    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
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2019 Contract details by year 27 $1,500,000 $5,000,000 $4,600,000 $11,100,000 $31,100,000 $31,116,747($31,116,747)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $31,100,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-20,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $29,600,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-18,500,000 Post-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $11,100,000 2020 Dead Cap: $20,000,000 2019 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $9,600,000 2020 Dead Cap: $20,000,000 2019 Cap Savings: $1,500,000
    2020 Contract details by year 28 $16,900,000 $5,000,000 - $21,900,000 $53,900,000 $16,900,000($48,016,747)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $53,900,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-32,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $20,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $1,900,000 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $38,900,000 2021 Dead Cap: $15,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-17,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $5,000,000 2021 Dead Cap: $15,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $16,900,000
    2021 Contract details by year 29 $17,000,000 $5,000,000 - $22,000,000 $32,000,000 $17,000,000($65,016,747)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $32,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-10,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $15,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $7,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $22,000,000 2022 Dead Cap: $10,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $5,000,000 2022 Dead Cap: $10,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $17,000,000

    Potential Out: 2022, 3 yr, $65,016,747; $10,000,000 dead cap

    2022 Contract details by year 30 $19,000,000 $5,000,000 - $24,000,000 $10,000,000 $19,000,000($84,016,747)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $10,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $14,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $10,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $14,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $5,000,000 2023 Dead Cap: $5,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $19,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $5,000,000 2023 Dead Cap: $5,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $19,000,000
    2023 Contract details by year 31 $21,000,000 $5,000,000 - $26,000,000 $5,000,000 $21,000,000($105,016,747)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $5,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $21,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $5,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $21,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $5,000,000 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $21,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $5,000,000 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $21,000,000
    2024 Free Agent Year 32 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $48M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2019 salary + 2019 roster bonus + 2020 salary)
    • $17M 2021 salary fully guarantees on 3/22/2020
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

    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
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    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
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    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
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    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
    6 seasons $21,608,201 $27,188,080 $4,600,000 - - - $16,747 $53,413,028
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $16,900,000 - - - - - - $16,900,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $17,000,000 - - - - - - $17,000,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $19,000,000 - - - - - - $19,000,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $21,000,000 - - - - - - $21,000,000
    $95,508,201 $27,188,080 $4,600,000 - - - $16,747 $127,313,028
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    6 seasons Player Cash Earnings $21,608,201 $27,188,080 $4,600,000 - - - - $53,413,028
  • 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

    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)
  • 2020 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how DeMarcus Lawrence ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2019 DAL 17 16 16 689 0.626 5 45 30 15 2
    2018 DAL 16 16 15 735 0.701 10.5 64 42 22 3 1
    2017 DAL 16 16 16 704 0.681 14.5 59 36 23 3
    2016 DAL 13 9 3 329 0.312 1 11 8 3 1
    2015 DAL 16 16 13 700 0.664 8 55 35 20 1
    2014 DAL 7 7 217 0.405 9 6 3
    Totals 85 80 63 3,374 - 39 243 157 86 10 1