Breath, Cowboys Nation, because there are 3 words that sum up this whole negotiating process.
It’s. About. Time.
DeMarcus “Tank” Lawrence finalized a deal with the Dallas Cowboys on Friday worth $105 million with $65 million. This offseason has been a roller coaster for fans, from being frustrated with the first round of free agency, to being confident and jubilant when Dallas put on their big boy pants and made very smart moves with several signings that included Randall Cobb, George Iloka, and Chris Covington.
What Does This Signing Mean for the Cowboys?
It means that Tank Lawrence can finally have his surgery on his torn labrum that he has been trying to use as leverage in order to get his mega-deal done. But you have to remember, the team offered him $120 over 6 years before, but the guaranteed money wasn’t as much as he wanted, so he declined the offer. Now the front office can breathe a sigh of relief not that Tank has plenty of time to recover from his surgery, which is typically 3-4 months.
With the signing of the defensive star, the defense looks strong enough to push into the top of the NFL with the recent additions Robert Quinn, George Iloka and Chris Covington for depth. On this defense, the weakest point still seems to be the safety position, but Xavier Woods is proven to be a solid starter and good defender. Jeff Heath and George will likely battle with a rookie in training camp to lock down the strong safety position, but if that’s all the team needs to worry about, then the team is in great shape.
Focus now turns to the offense, with Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott, and Amari Cooper looming in the background with their contracts coming to an end. Even Byron Jones will need to get his payday if the Cowboys are willing to meet his demands as well.
This offseason is far from over, and look for the Cowboys to make some noise in the draft, potentially drafting a safety, defensive lineman, offensive lineman, and a wide receiver.
Draft day is coming, Cowboys Nation.
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