The Dallas Cowboys agreed to terms on a new blockbuster deal with defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence. Here are some of the best reactions from Twitter.
After a long negotiating period, the Dallas Cowboys and their Pro Bowl defensive end, DeMarcus Lawrence, finally agreed to terms on a new contract extension on Friday. According to a report by NFL Network reporter Jane Slater, it’s a five-year, $105 million contract extension. And Lawrence is also getting a whopping $65 million guaranteed, more than any other defender in NFL history.
As you can imagine, after months of speculation and waiting, Cowboy fans were ecstatic to hear the news that an agreement had been reached. And naturally, they took to Twitter to express their emotions. Below, we’ve gathered some of the best Tweets about the news from fans, players and media alike.
Let’s start with the man himself …
The announced agreement between the Dallas Cowboys and DeMarcus Lawrence is sweet music to the ears of fans. With the recent trade for veteran defensive end Robert Quinn just last week, the Cowboys now have a dynamic duo of pass rushers who will be screaming off the edge and ruining the day for opposing quarterbacks this upcoming season.
But the announcement of this deal should also be just the first penny to drop in Big D. Several other big-name players will also be looking for new deals. That list includes wide receiver Amari Cooper, running back Ezekiel Elliott, cornerback Byron Jones, and quarterback Dak Prescott. Although the likelihood that they all get new deals this offseason is fairly low, the Lawrence extension should spark more.
As for the 26-year old DeMarcus Lawrence, he must now go about the business of proving he is worthy of such a monster contract. And the first step to doing so is by having shoulder surgery soon, something he allegedly refused to have done until a deal was finalized.