Demarcus Lawrence

4-3 Defensive End

  • 2019 Salary Cap Charge: $11,100,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cap: 5.54%
  • 2019 Cash Payout: $31,100,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cash Spending: 17.74%
  • 2019 Cash to Cap Ratio: 2.80
  • Total Contract Value: $105,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $21,000,000
  • Position Ranking: 1/132 at 43DE
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $48,000,000
  • Age: 27
  • Height: 6' 3"
  • Weight: 251
  • College: Boise State
  • Accrued Seasons: 5
  • Entry: 2014 Draft, Round 2, #34 overall (Cowboys)
  • Year Signed: 2019
  • Contract Type: Franchise
  • Free Agency: 2024 (UFA)

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 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.

Current Contract

(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
201927$1,500,000$5,000,000$4,600,000$6,100,000$11,100,0005.9%
2020 📝
March 17: $17 million salary for 2021 vests into a full guarantee (skill, cap, injury)
28$16,900,000$5,000,000$0$16,900,000$21,900,00011.0%
202129$17,000,000$5,000,000$0$0$22,000,000--
202230$19,000,000$5,000,000$0$0$24,000,000--
202331$21,000,000$5,000,000$0$0$26,000,000--
Total$75,400,000$25,000,000$4,600,000$23,000,000$105,000,000
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Career Earnings: $47,433,035
Career APY: $9,486,607
Potential Earnings: $127,433,035
Total Guarantees: $69,038,138
Largest Cash Payment: $31,100,000 (2019)
Largest Cap Hit: $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
CowboysFranchiseActive20195$105,000,000$21,000,000$48,000,000$25,000,00023.8%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Cowboys5$47,433,035$9,486,607$22,398,8440.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2014Cowboys$420,000$581,209$0$420,000$1,001,2090.8%$2,744,836
2015Cowboys$670,302$581,209$0$670,302$1,251,5110.9%$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$17,143,0009.7%$17,143,000
2019Cowboys$1,500,000$5,000,000$4,600,000$6,100,000$11,100,0005.9%$31,100,000
2020Cowboys$16,900,000$5,000,000$0$16,900,000$21,900,00011.0%$16,900,000
2021Cowboys$17,000,000$5,000,000$0$0$22,000,000--$17,000,000
2022Cowboys$19,000,000$5,000,000$0$0$24,000,000--$19,000,000
2023Cowboys$21,000,000$5,000,000$0$0$26,000,000--$21,000,000
Total$95,724,812$27,324,836$4,600,000$41,713,302$127,398,844$127,433,035

Statistics

YearGames PlayedSnapsTacklesNegative PlaysInterceptionsFumblesTD
DefenseSpecialSoloAssistSacksYardsTFLQB HitsPass Def.INTYardsForcedRecoveredYards
2014721.2%1.6%6300200000000
20151666.1%19.7%352087114110001000
2016931.1%1.8%8318360001000
20171667.2%15.8%36221516315241004200
20181671.8%16.6%412210.574152311132150

Financial Reports

Yearly Cap Charge vs. Dead Money (pre-June 1 cut)
Positional Comparisons to League Average