Demarcus Lawrence

Edge Rusher

Age: 30
Free Agency: 2025 (Void)
Accrued Seasons: 8
  • 2022 Salary Cap Charge: $14,000,000 (6.35% of cap)
  • 2022 Cash Payout: $15,000,000 (7.99% of spending)
  • 2022 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.07
  • Contract Value: $40,000,000 ($13,333,333 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $30,000,000
  • Contract Ranking: 26/227 at EDGE

Current Contract

(Other, signed 2022)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202230$3,000,000$11,000,000$3,000,000$14,000,0006.3%
202331$15,000,000$11,000,000$15,000,000$26,000,00011.0%
202432$10,000,000$6,000,000$0$16,000,0006.3%
2025 📝
February 23: Contract voids
33Void$3,000,000Void$3,000,000--
Total$28,000,000$31,000,000$18,000,000$59,000,000

Contract Notes

Demarcus Lawrence signed a 5 year contract with the Dallas Cowboys on April 6, 2019.  Per details from Patrik Walker the contract is worth $105 million with $48 million fully guaranteed at signing, with a total guarantee of $65 million.  Lawrence received a $25 million signing bonus.  For 2019 Lawrence receives a $4.6 million roster bonus (presumably 3 days after signing) and a full guaranteed salary.  For 2020 Lawrence receives a full guaranteed salary of $16.9 million.  In 2021 Lawrence has a $17 million salary guaranteed for injury only at signing; and will vest into a full guarantee 3 days after the start of the 2020 league year.

The Cowboys converted $15 million of Lawrence's 2020 salary into a signing bonus to create $12 million in cap space. The team added a void year to max the cap savings. Lawrence's cap number will increase by $3 million in each of the remaining contract years.

The Cowboys placed the franchise tag on Demarcus Lawrence on March 5, 2019. This is the second time Lawrence has been tagged and his tag number is $20,571,600.  The contract will be fully guaranteed if signed. Lawrence is still free to negotiate with other teams in free agency but the Cowboys will have the right to match the offer or receive two first round draft picks if they decline to match.

On March 14, 2022 Lawrence agreed on a new three year contract. Per Todd Archer the contract is worth $40 million with $30 million guaranteed at signing. Lawrence's salary cap number will fall by $13 million in 2022 and $3 million in 2023 as part of the new contract.

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$13.3M
$26.7M
$40M
202220232024
Cash Due$15,000,000$15,000,000$10,000,000
Running Cash$15,000,000$30,000,000$40,000,000
Career Earnings: $99,433,035
Career APY: $12,429,129
Potential Earnings: $127,433,035
Total Guarantees: $99,038,138
Largest Cash Payment: $31,100,000 (2019)
Largest Cap Number: $26,000,000 (2023)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
CowboysDraftedExpired20144$5,506,648$1,376,662$3,895,138$5,290,03596.1%$1,322,509
CowboysFranchiseExpired20181$17,143,000$17,143,000$17,143,000$17,143,000100.0%$17,143,000
CowboysFranchiseRenegotiated20191$20,571,600$20,571,600$0$00.0%$0
CowboysFranchiseRenegotiated20195$105,000,000$21,000,000$48,000,000$65,000,00061.9%$21,666,667
CowboysOtherActive20223$40,000,000$13,333,333$30,000,000$12,000,00030.0%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Cowboys8$99,433,035$12,429,129$68,398,8440.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2014Cowboys$420,000$581,209$0$420,000$1,001,2090.7%$2,744,836
2015Cowboys$670,302$581,209$0$670,302$1,251,5110.8%$670,302
2016Cowboys$920,604$581,209$0$480,000$1,285,2000.8%$703,991
2017Cowboys$1,170,906$581,209$0$0$1,717,9241.0%$1,170,906
2018Cowboys$17,143,000$0$0$17,143,000$17,143,0009.2%$17,143,000
2019Cowboys$1,500,000$5,000,000$4,600,000$6,100,000$11,100,0005.5%$31,100,000
2020Cowboys$1,900,000$8,000,000$0$1,900,000$9,900,0004.5%$16,900,000
2021Cowboys$17,000,000$8,000,000$0$17,000,000$25,000,00011.9%$17,000,000
2022Cowboys$3,000,000$11,000,000$0$3,000,000$14,000,0006.3%$15,000,000
2023Cowboys$15,000,000$11,000,000$0$15,000,000$26,000,00011.0%$15,000,000
2024Cowboys$10,000,000$6,000,000$0$0$16,000,0006.3%$10,000,000
2025Cowboys$0$3,000,000$0$0$3,000,000--$0
Total$68,724,812$54,324,836$4,600,000$61,713,302$127,398,844$127,433,035

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames InactiveSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
InjuredHealthyDefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRec.Yards
201479021.2%1.6%6300200000000
2015160066.1%19.7%352087114110001000
201693031.1%1.8%8318360001000
2017160067.2%15.8%36221516315241004200
2018160071.8%16.6%412210.574152311132150
2019160062.5%13.7%301552410162002200
2020140052.7%12.3%34246.541.511102004100
202160020.1%0.0%165324575102000
202220062.6%0.0%4600100000000

Valuation Diamond

The diamond is a scatterplot graph that visualizes the relation of the player's APY (in green) and performance (in blue, as measured by OTC's Valuations) to the rest of the league at his position. To understand how to read the diamond, read this explainer.

OTC ValuationAPY
Regular$5,044,000$13,333,333
Injury Adjusted$5,044,000$13,333,333
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OTC Valuation $5.1M $10.2M $15.3M $20.4M $25.4M APY $4.7M $9.3M $14M $18.7M $23.3M $9,379,000 $9,250,000

Weekly Valuation Trends

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