After signing their first round pick, Notre Dame offensive guard Zack Martin on Monday, the Dallas Cowboys finished inking all of their 2014 draft picks early on Wednesday morning by finalizing the contract with Boise State defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence. Although the details of the agreement have yet to be disclosed, the Dallas Morning News estimates it be a four-year deal that pays the rookie in the neighborhood of $5.5 million. The signing was confirmed by sports agent David Canter this morning via Twitter.
— David Canter (@davidcanter) June 18, 2014
The Cowboys acquired Lawrence in the second round (34 overall) in this year’s NFL Draft. Dallas actually traded their second and third round picks to their NFC East rivals, the Washington Redskins, in order to move up in the round to draft him. Lawrence is expected to fill the shoes left by All-Pro defensive end DeMarcus Ware, who was released back in March. Ware is now a member of the Denver Broncos.
While at Boise State for two years, Lawrence recorded a total of 120 tackles, 34 tackles for a loss, 20.0 sacks and one touchdown.