You might be hearing the name Olivier Vernon a lot this offseason when the subject comes up of a long-term contract for DeMarcus Lawrence. Tom Pelissero notes that Lawrence’s agent is the same as Vernon’s, and they’re going to be asking for roughly the same money averaging $17 million a year.
The #Cowboys have yet to speak with DeMarcus Lawrence’s agent about a long-term deal. That’ll change next week in Indy, but don’t expect talks to go anywhere unless Dallas offers at least Olivier Vernon money — $17 million a year. @nflnetwork pic.twitter.com/hpXnmgK5lj— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) February 22, 2018
As noted above, the Cowboys haven’t opened up negotiations yet, they are waiting until the Combine begins.
Vernon’s deal with the Giants two years ago was for five years, and $85 million, with a $20 million signing bonus and $52.