Demarcus Lawrences agent on negotiations
There were a lot of factors that complicated the contract negotiations between and the . It all ended with Lawrence getting a monster, five-year, $105 million contract, but things were not always easy.Lawrence, unlike the other high-end edge rushers who hit free agency this offseason, had already been franchise-tagged last year, and shown that his Trent Taylor Jersey breakout 2017 campaign was not a fluke. Because he had already been tagged, his 2019 salary was set to be around $20.5 million, which raised the price tag on a long-term deal. Also, Lawrence had been putting off shoulder surgery for nearly all of the past two years, and if he and the Cowboys wanted him on the field for Week 1, that operation needed to happen soon. (.)So when Lawrence, his agent David Canter, and Stephen Jones got on a and things got tense, eventually the agent decided that the player should sign on the dotted line in order to stay where he wanted and having gotten almost everything he wanted out of negotiations in the first place."I knew then that fighting over a half-million dollars Patrick Willis Jersey would do a di service to my client," Canter told . "I know that's who my responsibility is to." Canter told that he and Lawrence set goals of $50 million cash flow in the first two years of Joe Staley Jersey the deal and $66 million in the first three, and eventually got $48 million and $65 million.And ultimately, that was about, again, what the player really wanted, which was to stay put. Earlier in the proce s, Canter sent Lawrence a chart to show how Dallas's offers stacked up financially against , , Flowers and .In the end, among those five, he was third in APY (average per year), third in full guarantee Joshua Garnett Jersey , first in guaranteed APY, first in percentage of the deal fully guaranteed, first in Year 1 cash (factoring in deferments, etc.) and third three-year cashflow. Best of all, he got all of it right at home. And now the Cowboys can turn around and work on deals for , Zeke Elliott, and .That's pretty good!Lawrence e sentially reset the top of the non-Mack edge rusher market, which makes sense for a player of his caliber, who has racked up 25 sacks, 49 quarterback hits, 29 tackles for lo s, six forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, and two pa s deflections over the past two years. Even if he had not gotten Y.A. Tittle Jersey a long-term deal done, though, Lawrence's agent says there was never a chance that he would've held out for the entire year. "We were never going to turn down $20.5 million for one," Canter said, per . "This was not going to be the situation."