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The Texan team is moving ahead with their remarkable progress. Jason Witten's return and Demarcus Lawrence's renovation go in the right way
Jason Witten, DeMarcus Lawrence, Randy Gregory, and other well-known names will now have better salary conditions and the team's support to strengthen what was achieved in the last season of the National Football League (NFL). We are referring to the Dallas Cowboys that, without making the brutal investment of the Cleveland Browns, are strengthening an already consolidated group adding a dose of experience: Witten's return, almost 12.500 yards for reception in his career, who had left the team at the end of 2017 to work as a football analyst in sports broadcasts .
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Us As reported that Witten has signed for one year and two million dollars after not being able to stand far from this competitive environment, especially after the misfortune he had as a commentator in the Pro Bowl (event in which he had 11 selections), where he accidentally broke the trophy at the time of delivering it to the American Conference team, winner of the traditional match.
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Lawrence, the most expensive in the team's history
The second important move was that of DeMarcus Lawrence, 26, who is already the highest paid player in the history of the Dallas Cowboys, or at least for a time, after signing a contract for five years and 105 million dollars.
On average, Lawrence will earn 21 million dollars per year. This would outweigh the names of retired Cowboys such as quarterback Tony Romo, franchise leader DeMarcus Ware or receiver Dez Bryant.
In front of his parents, his girlfriend, and son, Lawrence did not hide his emotion saying "many emotions at this time," according to Univisión. However, his contract will most likely be overtaken by quarterback Dak Prescott, according to executive vice president of staff at the club, Stephen Jones.
Can Gregory contribute anything?
Another management is that of Randy Gregory, a talented player, but somewhat unruly and closely related to drug issues. For some, he is a good investment, for others not so much. The first thing that needs to be clarified is that Gregory is suspended by the NFL indefinitely, but even so, Dallas trusts that this sanction will be lifted and therefore renew the link.
ESPN explains in detail the situation with Gregory, through Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network. Regarding the case, he says that the contract will be until 2020, with a bonus to sign based on the 735 thousand dollars of his current salary for the next season of 2019. The agreement specifies a year with more incentives than anything else.
The penalty to Gregory was generated for violating the substance abuse policy of the league and also the terms that established his conditional reinstatement. In addition, there is recidivism in the case, because this is his fourth suspension, which has caused that he almost completely lost the campaigns of 2016 and 2017. It is a complicated situation, but Dallas prefers to bet on a passer than in the season took six sacks in just 14 games, ESPN closed.
"He will continue working and will try to get professional help for his problems and we will continue to support him," head coach Jason Garrett said when asked about the issue.
They come off Vickers
The Cowboys anyway know that to aspire to the title these movements are not enough and, therefore, have discarded the defensive end Kendal Vickers, because this allowed them to save 1.2 million dollars to combat the salary cap with about 10 million available.
ESPN recalled that Vickers, 30, underwent back surgery in April 2018 and that, coupled with the Cowboys' plan to play with two tight ends on offense, ended up convincing management to let him go. In return, Dallas took over the services of tight end Gavin Escobar to complement the aforementioned Witten.
Vickers, as Dallas fullback in his only season of 2018, caught 13 passes to complete 104 yards in a ground offense that was the second worst in the whole circuit, so his contribution will hardly be missed. Vickers has also played for the Cleveland Browns and the Houston Texans, in which he lived in 2011 his best season as an NFL pro.
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Translated from "Dallas Cowboys: un proyecto que se fortalece para la NFL 2019-20"