We are so close to the season beginning for the Dallas Cowboys that it is going to be hard to sleep. Sunday night is around the corner and we absolutely cannot wait to finally see this team in action.
Everybody knows about the fantastic offense of the Cowboys, but the defense is expected to be better as well. Finally seeing some 3-4 fronts will be interesting as they will require DeMarcus Lawrence to take his hand out of the dirt.
Many are curious to see how Lawrence will play in those fronts, but his athleticism should allow him to flourish. It’s quarterback-hunting season after all.
The Cowboys are signing DeMarcus Lawrence to a one-year, voidable extension to clear $12M of salary cap space
Speaking of Tank, he was seemingly a bit busy right before the weekend. According to reports from NFL Network, he signed a one-year, voidable extension with the Cowboys that converts $15M of his salary into a signing bonus. This creates $12M of salary cap space that the Cowboys apparently plan on rolling over into 2021. I wonder what they need cash next year for!
For Lawrence -- who also got a $25 million signing bonus last April and $31.1M total in the first year of his extension -- turning that $15M into another bonus now ensures he gets paid this season even in the event the league shuts down or games are canceled. https://t.co/J8ngk8laLY— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 11, 2020
Obviously, the Cowboys have a long-awaited long-term deal for Dak Prescott to get done in 2021. They are going to need as much cap space as possible as the salary cap won’t see the typical growth due to the effects of Covid-19.
There are those that will see this move and think that it pertains to the potential acquisition of a star defensive player in the here and now. That story is obviously not going to go away until said hypothetical player is on a non-Cowboys team, but it really is significantly more likely than anything else that this has to do with setting things up in a responsible manner to keep QB1 around.