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Report: Cowboys Place Franchise Tag On DE DeMarcus Lawrence

The have spent much of the last decade looking for their next “War Daddy” . The who could make his impact felt each and every passing down, and force offenses to dictate their protections toward him.

This year, emerged as that rusher. 2017 was a career year for DeMarcus Lawrence, coming away 14.5 and a selection. As an unrestricted , Lawrence is highly coveted on the NFL market, making him a top priority for the Dallas Cowboys.

According to 's Todd Archer, the Cowboys have turned in the paperwork to the NFL to Lawrence, effective for 2018.

This guarantees that Lawrence will be a Cowboy in 2018, though it doesn't rule out the possibility that the team can work out a long term deal with Lawrence during the .

While this excites fans, DeMarcus Lawrence himself had some interesting comments. First, he let it be known that he was not aware of his tagging until reading about it on Twitter.

Still, DeMarcus Lawrence is excited to be back with the Cowboys, saying it's time to chase their sixth Lombardi Trophy. Lawrence then dropped the tweet of the Cowboys' year thus far, letting everyone know once again that “Dez Caught It.”

Anyway, DeMarcus Lawrence will be a Cowboy in 2018, and that is very good news.

Kevin Brady
Kevin Brady
Die-hard Cowboys fan from the Northeast, so you know I am here to defend the 'boys whenever necessary. Began writing for a WordPress Cowboys Blog, and have been with ITS since 2016.

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On WFAN they reported $17 million salary as the franchise tag-ee for 2018. Don’t think Demarcus Ware ever approached that kind of $.

No problem here with it, excellent 2017 from Lawence. But I’d let it ride and see his status next offseason before I’d commit a lot of out-years $ to him.

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