DeMarcus Lawrence thinks Cowboys will lock him up before free agency

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Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence is coming off a 14.5-sack season and heading into free agency, but he doesn’t think he’ll get the chance to shop his services to the highest bidder.

Lawrence and his agent said they’re expecting either a long-term deal to get done before free agency, or a franchise tag. Lawrence said he’s happy to hear that the Cowboys are prioritizing signing him.

“It’s great for them to prioritize me as being a Cowboy,” Lawrence told ESPN. “I’m not worried about it. I’m gonna let my agent worry about that part. . . . I believe and trust in him 100 percent to get the job done.”

Lawrence’s agent, David Canter, doesn’t think the Cowboys are letting Lawrence get away.

“I would imagine that they’re probably not just letting us get to free agency and leave Dallas,” Canter said.

Lawrence has made about $5.5 million so far in his NFL career. With the franchise tag, he’s looking at a minimum of $17 million in 2018, and a long-term deal would guarantee him more than that. So Lawrence is about to earn life-changing money.

19 responses to “DeMarcus Lawrence thinks Cowboys will lock him up before free agency

  1. honalulublue says:
    January 28, 2018 at 7:26 am

    I kind of figure the 1st million would’ve been life changing.
    Beat me to it!

  2. I think they should lock Jerry up, I hear the Shady Rest nursing home is
    nice this time of year. I mean when you think Cobb is still the Eagles QB
    you have lost 8 years somewhere.

  3. Oh look…. It’s the Jerry Jones… “I gotta keep the Cowboys in the news somehow” update… it’s super bowl week, but yanno Switzerland’s or whatever his name is, had surgery or something. Stephen said that, must be true. Now we got this guy. A leader and a special person

  4. He had ONE good year! Thats it in a CONTRACT year! Franchise him SEE IF he can do it TWO years in a row!

  5. HE is a an example of a Good player getting paid Great player money! We threw the Bank at Dez and got stuck with the contract lets Not do it again!

  6. Lawrence broke his foot his first year, and was suspended and played hurt his 3rd year. Been great when healthy and on the field, we just need him to be healthy and on the field.

  7. If only they weren’t still paying Romo $9mil to commentate on their losses next year.

    The cowboys are terrible at managing the salary cap, they keep pushing money further and further down the road and eventually its going to bite them, hard.

  8. The guy deserves it. A lot of people will point to only having one successful season but don’t have common sense to fact check everything first. The guy played really well his first season and that was after suffering an injury. He’s played well when he’s been healthy. He has really good technique which means he’s put in the work and so he deserves his fair share. With taco being in his second season I expect good seasons from the two of them next year

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