Tough negotiations going on for the Dallas Cowboys at the Combine
The Dallas Cowboys have been busy this week negotiating with their free agents two in particular. Can they get the deals done with these two?
The Dallas Cowboys have been very busy this weekend at the NFL Combine. They have met with representatives for defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence, quarterback Dak Prescott, cornerback Byron Jones and wide receiver Cole Beasley. Reports out of the Combine indicate that the negotiations for Lawrence and Beasley aren’t going as planned.
At the beginning of the week, we heard from Dallas Cowboys brass mainly owner Jerry Jones and executive vice president Stephen Jones that talks were going well between them and Lawrence’s camp. Now it sounds like things have changed over the past few days. As of Sunday morning, it is being reported that the Cowboys and Lawrence aren’t close to a new deal.
If the Cowboys are going to get a deal done they can’t low ball, Lawrence. They need to pay the man like he is one of the top pass rushers in the league. If they don’t they run the risk of losing money tagging Lawrence and he, in turn, could hold out until he is paid.
Now the Cowboys have also hit a snag in the negotiations with wide receiver Cole Beasley. Coming into this offseason we knew that Beasley wasn’t happy about the direction the offense was going and how plays were being called. With the firing of former offensive coordinator Scott Linehan one part of the problem seems to have been resolved.
The second part of there problem with the Beasley negotiations now turns to the money he is asking for. Reports have come out saying that Beasley is looking for a contract with $20 million in guaranteed money. The problem is that is a little to rich for the Cowboys and they might have to look elsewhere for a slot receiver.
No one ever said negotiating contracts would be easy and right now the Dallas Cowboys are trying to figure it out but they have a very short amount of time to get these two contracts done.