The Dallas Cowboys were in the news last week after reports of the team expecting to cut number one wideout Amari Cooper. Now the franchise is in news for a similar reason, but different player.
According to Calvin Watkins of the Dallas News, the Cowboys offered their high priced defensive end, Demarcus Lawrence a pay-cut that was promptly declined.
Lawrence signed a five year, $105-million deal in 2019 but has only totaled 14 and a half sacks in the last three years since the extension was signed. Lawrence’s contract does have an opt-out option this offseason, but carries a dead cap of $19 million if the Cowboys were to move on from one of their longest tenured players. Dallas would save about $8 million if they were to move on from Lawrence.
Currently the Cowboys are expected to be $13 million over the cap with close to $9 million in dead cap. The news comes after the Cowboys were reported to be shopping their All-Pro WR Amari Cooper, and potentially releasing him if no trade partner is found.
More on this story to come as it is reported.
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