Market value revealed on Cowboys star DeMarcus Lawrence

  • one way or another.,Authentic Kareem Jackson Jersey,DeMarcus Lawrence is headed for a massive payday

    with the exception of a much-needed vacation for one of the NFL's best pass rushers.,The veteran defensive end has now made it abundantly clear he has no interest in packing his bags and heading out of town

    “I already know what my situation is,” Lawrence said, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “I don’t really care about it because I know how the Cowboys feel about me and they know how I feel about the organization. My agent is going to take care of everything, and he knows how everyone feels.

    “I know I’m not going anywhere.”

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    That's music to the ears of many who spent the majority of the 2017 season fearful Lawrence would be in a different uniform come 2018. Given the fact he not only led the NFL in sacks for a large part of 2017 and finished t-2nd with 14.5 total,womens D.J. Reader Jersey, his tally being the best output by a Cowboys' pass rusher since the 19.5 gifted by future Hall of Fame linebacker DeMarcus Ware in 2010,Authentic Stephen Anderson Jersey, it was always a safe bet the team wouldn't have allowed him to walk anyway.

    which is likely given Lawrence's injury history,womens Jeff Allen Jersey,That,womens Andre Hal Jersey, of course,Authentic Breno Giacomini Jersey, is what franchise tags are for. This is particularly true on a player that's now undergone two back surgeries in the previous two seasons. Buying themselves one more year to make sure he can hold up physically is a wise move and hould the Cowboys opt to utilize the exclusive tag instead of backing up the Brinks truck, they'd fork over a hefty $17.5 million this coming season.

    That number warrants a look at securing him for the foreseeable future. So what would a long-term deal on Lawrence possibly look like if they go opt to go that route?

    It'd be riskier given the aforementioned health issues he's now seemingly overcome but would be slightly less expensive against the coming cap as well. Using defensive end Olivier Vernon as a marker, who inked a five-year, $85 million contract with the New York Giants in 2016 -- it stands to logic those numbers would not be far off from what the Cowboys could offer Lawrence.

    Even at a penny-for-penny match, it amounts to $500K less per year in base salary over the course of five years for a total savings of roughly $2.5 million which rolls right back into a cap surplus. Vernon landed his mammoth deal coming off of an 7.5 sack season with the Miami Dolphins, and 14 sacks in his previous 32 games.

    Lawrence passed that mark in this season alone.

    Keeping in the tone of well-compensated 4-3 DE's,Authentic D.J. Reader Jersey,Authentic Corey Moore Jersey, the Giants granted Jason Pierre-Paul a four-year,womens Corey Moore Jersey,womens Stephen Anderson Jersey, $62 million deal this past offseason ($15.5 million per) and the Jacksonville Jaguars have Calais Campbell on paper for four years at $60 million ($15 million per). Those are the three highest paid at the position currently which gives a good indicator for a longterm deal on Lawrence landing somewhere between four and five years with a low dollar marker at $15 million annually and a ceiling that could reach upwards of $17 million.

    expect his guaranteed money to fall around $31 million. The lower end of the spectrum is also right in line with what Spotrac sees as his market value,Simply put,Authentic Jeff Allen Jersey, the low point could be a four-year,womens Breno Giacomini Jersey,Authentic Andre Hal Jersey, $60 million deal while the high point could be five years at $85 million -- extrapolating for the reality base salaries will of course vary each year. On the high end,Authentic C. J. Fiedorowicz Jersey, predicting his going rate to be four years at $56.3M with an average salary of $14M annually.

    although admittedly there isn't another player they'd logically entertain using the tag on.,womens C. J. Fiedorowicz Jersey,womens Kareem Jackson Jersey,Either way it'd be less expensive than a tag that also risks revisiting in 2019 for a much steeper price after having already coughed up roughly $17.5 million. That alone is enough reason to lock him in for the foreseeable future and save the franchise tag for someone else

    Lawrence is fine either way contractually. He just wants a move made swiftly one way or another so he can have a peaceful offseason break before the grind fires back up in late Spring.,For his part

    Other teams will come calling the moment the league allows them to so it would behoove the Cowboys to not dawdle here.