The Cowboys are closing in on a five-year deal for defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence.
According to NFL Media, a contract is close for the pass-rush specialist.
The #Cowboys are expected to reach a long-term agreement with star pass-rusher DeMarcus Lawrence, sources tell me and @MikeGarafolo. It’s going to be a 5-year deal.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 5, 2019
The deal is for $105 million with more than $65 million in guarantees, according to a report from the MMQB.
Source: The deal for Cowboys DE DeMarcus Lawrence is expected to come in at $105 million over five years, with $65 million in total guarantees.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) April 5, 2019
But the deal isn’t the only news that came regarding Lawrence on Friday.
According to ESPN, Lawrence is considering undergoing shoulder surgery as well.
Next up for DeMarcus Lawrence after signing the five-year, $105 million deal with the Cowboys? He’s looking at shoulder surgery.
— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) April 5, 2019
Lawrence has tallied 25 sacks over the last two years with Dallas but has yet to receive a long-term extension.
The Cowboys placed the franchise tag on him for the second year in a row in March after he indicated he would not play under the tag in 2018.
This is the first what should be a few extensions for the Cowboys coming up in the next couple of years.
Wide receiver Amari Cooper and quarterback Dak Prescott are coming up on the final year of their respective deals, and running back Ezekiel Elliott could be extended soon as well in the last year of his four-year rookie contract.
This story will be updated.