Cowboys defensive lineman Demarcus Lawrence tallied 14.5 sacks last season. Will the Pro Bowler be back in Dallas for the squad's 2018 campaign? On Thursday, at the inaugural Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year Award ceremony, Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones made it known that retaining Lawrence is the team's priority this offseason. "We won't let D-Law not be a Dallas Cowboy next year. We'll get that straight right now," Jones said, per Dave Helman of DallasCowboys.com. "We'll do everything we can to try to make something work, and if we don't get it done then we'll franchise tag him. Then we'll go back to work. We'd like to not have that franchise tag hanging out there. We've got a big negotiation ahead of us. But we don't want Demarcus Lawrence going anywhere."
Cowboys to tag Demarcus Lawrence if deal isn't done
NFL.com | Feb 23