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    BREAKING: Cowboys Give DE DeMarcus Lawrence Franchise Tag for Second Time

    The have once again given star pass rusher DeMarcus Lawrence the . This will be the second-straight season that the defensive end has been franchised, which isn't a big surprise as opens next week.

    Lawrence accepted the tag last year and played on a one-year deal for about $17 million. If he does it again this year, he will count $20.5 million against Dallas' .

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    This move comes as no shock after recent reports that the Cowboys and Lawrence were nowhere close in their long-term contract negotiations.

    Last year, DeMarcus promised that he would not play 2019 under a second franchise tag. If he stands his ground, we could see a situation similar to what the Steelers went through in 2018 with .

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    However, we still have some time before a holdout becomes a real concern. Right now the Cowboys are just securing their exclusivity in talks with Lawrence as the continues.

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    Jess Haynie
    Jess Haynie
    Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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