Dallas specifically converted $15 million of his 2020 base salary to a signing bonus and, in turn, created $12 million of cap space this year.
The Cowboys have now reworked a few contracts for cap space that will likely be rolled over to 2021.
Lawrence, 28, is a former second-round pick by the Cowboys in the 2014 NFL Draft out of Boise State. He finished a four-year rookie contract before the Cowboys used their franchise tag.
Dallas once again franchised Lawrence at the start of 2019 before agreeing on a five-year, $105 million deal this offseason.
In 2019, Lawrence appeared in all 16 games for the Cowboys and recorded 45 tackles, five sacks, two forced fumbles, two recoveries and two passes defended.