The Dallas Cowboys beget a busy offseason ahead of them, full of contract extensions, franchise tags and doable holdouts.
The main repeat of business? Re-signing defensive finish DeMarcus Lawrence to a protracted-term contract extension.
Regarded by our NFL.com scientists as the finish free agent on hand in 2019, Lawrence has been clamoring for a contract all season long and does no longer intend to trace a franchise tag if Dallas settles on tendering him again, although that is at the moment no longer the idea.
Cowboys executive vp Stephen Jones informed NFL Community’s Judy Battista in Indianapolis on Tuesday that the Cowboys beget begun contract negotiations with Lawrence and talks are on-going.
“I glean no longer know the timing,” Jones acknowledged, “nonetheless I am very assured we are able to glean a deal done.”
To boot to to taking off talks with Lawrence, Jones added that the team plans to reward both running wait on Ezekiel Elliott and quarterback Dak Prescott with contract extensions in the design future.
Regarding Elliott, Jones acknowledged the beginning level for negotiations can be at Todd Gurley’s mark. The Los Angeles Rams signed Gurley final offseason to a four-year, $57.5 million contract with $forty five million assured. Zeke’s unusual deal figures to eclipse that.
On Dak, Jones acknowledged, “You undercover agent at a quarterback that has had the success he is had. … He’s done every little thing the suitable manner. I accept as true with he deserves to beget his contract regarded at in a if truth be told innovative manner.”
Prescott’s rookie deal expires after the 2019 season.
Jones was furthermore asked about the safety of coach Jason Garrett’s job. NFL Community Insider Ian Rapoport reported in January that Dallas was no longer doubtless to extend Garrett’s contract, which expires after the 2019 season. In essence, Garrett is entering a lame-duck season, that is except he earns an extension with an limitless campaign.
“No person wants Jason to be spherical right here for the future bigger than the Jones family,” Jones informed newshounds. “No person thinks more of him than we glean. But at the an identical time, every person’s wait on is against the wall appropriate now.
“We beget now got excessive expectations for this younger team. All individuals, from Jason to his workers to our gamers to possession to the group feels the stress to buy your next step. Our followers deserve that. We haven’t done it in a protracted time.”