The Dallas Cowboys have signed second-round defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence to a four-year contract worth roughly $5.5 million.

Lawrence was selected 34th overall out of Boise State and is regarded as a promising pass rusher.

There are just nine unsigned draft picks.

'The Cowboys traded a third-round draft pick to move up in the second round to acquire Lawrence.

Lawrence is competing for a starting job following the Cowboys losing DeMarcus Ware in free agency to the Denver Broncos.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun