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Hopkins is a freak http://www.cowboyscheapauthenticstore.com/tyrone-crawford-jersey-cheap , but be aware of rookie Keke Coutee The Dallas Cowboys defense have yet another challenge to prepare for as the team heads down south to battle the Houston Texans in a Lone Star State clash. Last week, the defense needed to find ways to stop Matthew Stafford and his weapons on the outside. This week, Deshaun Watson and Deandre Hopkins will look to put up points. Houston has struggled to get going in 2018, but their offense continues to light up the scoreboard, only being held to less than 20 points in one of their first four games, including putting up 37 in an overtime win versus the Colts last Sunday. As you can see, Kris Richard and Rod Marinelli have their hands full when coming up with a way to stop the Texans from getting into the end zone.Watson was on his way to an electric rookie season before going down with a torn ACL last October. Hopkins is regarded as one of the elite wideouts in the game. While those two will obviously get a lot of attention, the Cowboys need to be aware of a sneaky good weapon that made his NFL debut in the previously mentioned OT win in week four.Keke Coutee, a Texas Tech Red Raiders product, was drafted by the Houston Texans in the fourth round in this past draft. Known for his 4.43 speed, Coutee was brought into Houston in hopes of adding another element of explosiveness around quarterback Watson. Unfortunately, it took until week four for Coutee to see the field in the NFL due to some injuries that kept him out of parts of training camp. He certainly made the most of it:The speedy target grabbed 11 passes in week four’s dramatic win over the AFC South foe Indianapolis Colts, breaking Andre Johnson’s franchise record for most receptions in a debut. While Bill O’Brien did not dial up any deep shots for Watson to take in Coutee’s direction, Houston did find different ways to get the ball in the speedster’s hands. Here Youth Allen Hurns Jersey , the Texans are able to get Coutee out on the outside, and he does the rest en route to picking up a first down and moving the chains.Watson looked Coutee’s way a couple of different times in the overtime period as well, and the rookie was able to pick up a first down here:How many different ways did Houston find to get the ball in their rookie’s hands? Take a look for yourself. Hint: the Texans were wanting to get the ball in the former Texas Tech star’s hands quickly.It’s easy to see that the Texans have a high priority in getting Coutee in the open field — and for good reason, as he showed in his first game. In addition to recording the second-highest separation per target in week four, Coutee averaged just over eight yards per touch against the Colts. Although he did not reach the end zone, Coutee had a big impact on the game.Some of that may have to do with just how bad the Colts are, sure, but Coutee is an electric playmaker that appears to be capable of making big plays for the Texans. Deandre Hopkins is the obvious alpha-dog that can take over a game and Will Fuller is a big-play threat when healthy, but this rookie is yet another weapon on the Texans offense that warrants attention.With Sean Lee still sidelined, the Cowboys linebackers must have great eye-discipline when Coutee goes in motion — when he gets the ball or when he is used as a decoy to draw the defense up and free throwing lanes for Watson. The Cowboys may be the best defense that Houston has seen this year, and the Texans are arguably the most dynamic offense that Dallas will have lined up against up to this point in 2018.It should be a fun battle on Sunday Night Football. After the Dallas Cowboys moved on from DeMarcus Ware, the defense went on a search for their next star pass rusher. After the 2013 season, Ware was coming off a season where he dealt with nagging injuries. He was age 31 and only had six sacks over 13 games so the team made a tough decision to cut him loose. But even tougher than that was the problem of replacing him. The front office tried a variety approaches as they searched for talent at defensive end. They gambled on red-flag character guys like free agent Greg Hardy and draft-slider Randy Gregory. They also invested some premium draft capital by trading up to get DeMarcus Lawrence and used a first-round draft pick to select Taco Charlton. They were trying everything they could to get one to stick.And lo and behold, one finally did.The team went from one DeMarcus to another when the Dallas drafted Boise State edge rusher Cheap Zack Martin Jersey , DeMarcus Lawrence. But it took a little time for this decision to pay off as Lawrence got off to a rough start. Over his first three seasons, he spent two of them (2014 and 2016) dealing with a variety of injuries. He was also suspended the first four games of the 2016 for violating the leagues substance abuse policy.But then, things turned around for Lawrence. He had a career-high 14.5 sacks in 2017, turning in his first All-Pro season. He followed it up with an 10.5 sack performance this past season. While the sack numbers dropped a bit, he was all over the field and racked up plenty of other impressive numbers to feel out the stat sheet.Lawrence will be having shoulder surgery this offseason as he has been playing with a torn labrum the past two seasons. This is nothing concerning and if anything, will only point to a new and improved Tank going forward. Lawrence has demonstrated that he’s one of the league’s best defensive linemen. The Cowboys front office may have had their doubts this time last year after his breakout season, but he’s now produced back-to-back double digit sack seasons. Not to mention, he’s a force in the running game and is a leader in the locker room. Lawrence is the complete package and now it’s time for the Cowboys to reward him with a complete package.How much is it going to cost the Cowboys to keep him in Dallas? Let’s take a look at the six highest paid edge rushers in the league and see where Lawrence fits in. The following table shows the average salary, the year they signed, their age at signing, as well as their career high and best three-year average sack total (financial numbers courtesy of Spotrac.com).Khalil Mack topped the rankings when he signed a six-year, $141 million deal after he was traded to the Chicago Bears from the Oakland Raiders right before the start of the 2018 season. The Bears invested a great deal to get Mack as they gave up six total draft picks, including first-rounders for the next two seasons so it shouldn’t have been that surprising when he received a record deal to become the highest-paid pass rusher in the league. Mack was coming of a season where he was the league’s defensive player of the year and he was compensated handsomely for it.Lawrence shouldn’t command that kind of money. An argument can be made that he’s not in the same tier as Von Miller and J.J. Watt either, but his new deal should eclipse both of them because of the market value of his position. Both Miller and Watt’s deals happened a few years ago and the price for a top edge rusher has gone up.A player who’s performance more closely matches Lawrence is Arizona pass rusher Chandler Jones. If Lawrence’s worth is equivalent to that of Jones Cheap Cole Beasley Jersey , then the only thing left to figure out is how to adjust his value for 2019. If you look at the contracts of Miller and Watt, you’ll notice that Miller’s deal is more, but that’s because his contract was signed two years after Watt’s deal. Both of them are still taking about 12% of their team’s cap space. Jones, on the other hand, is only consuming 10% of the cap. So if we wanted to estimate Lawrence’s new deal based on being in the same tier as Chandler Jones, he would cost 10% of the 2019 salary cap. The cap for the upcoming season is projected to be from $187-$191 million, which would put Lawrence’s price tag from $18.7 M to $19.1 M annually.Predicted ContractFive-year, $96.5 million, with an annual average salary of $19.3 million. It includes a $22.5 million signing bonus and $46.5 initially guaranteed (signing bonus + 2019 and 2020 base salary + 2019 roster bonus). His 2021 base salary will be guaranteed if he’s still on the roster in March of 2021) which will give him a total guarantee of $62.25 million. Here is a breakdown of what that deal could look like:That would make him the third-highest paid defensive lineman behind Mack and Aaron Donald. Spotrac does a great statistical breakdown that comes up valuing Lawrence at $19.6 million per year so that is pretty close to our estimate. Lawrence may be looking to make on the north side of $20 million annually and considering his agent is the same guy who worked a sweet deal for Olivier Vernon - Lawrence won’t come cheap. But the Cowboys front office will try to squeeze every last bit of savings they can so they’ll have the funds to pay out some other healthy contracts coming soon. Lawrence is a great guy who didn’t complain at all while playing under the tag. He didn’t hold out like Le’Veon Bell did. Week in and week out, he was out there trying to take the quarterback’s soul. You can’t put a price on soul-snatchers. Look for both sides to come out feeling like a winner on this one.Do you think he is worth it? 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