Cowboys put $17.5M franchise tag on DE Lawrence

Posted Mar 05 2018 03:12PM CST

Updated Mar 05 2018 03:48PM CST

A person with knowledge of the decision says the Dallas Cowboys have placed the franchise tag on DeMarcus Lawrence, guaranteeing the Pro Bowl defensive end $17.5 million in 2018.

The Cowboys had until Tuesday to put the tag on Lawrence, who can still sign a long-term deal with the club that traded up him to get him early in the second round in 2014. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday because the decision hasn't been announced.

Lawrence tied Jacksonville's Calais Campbell for second in the NFL with 14 1/2 sacks last season. The 25-year-old's breakout year came after he struggled with injuries most of his first three seasons.

On the one-year contract, Lawrence's salary would be the average of the NFL's five highest-paid defensive ends.

___

More AP NFL: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP_NFL

false
false
false
Up Next:


More Cowboys Stories

Featured Videos

  • Julian Castro campaigns in Dallas, faces uphill fundraising challenge

  • Armed robbers held up restaurant workers in Bishop Arts District

  • Texas health departments vigilant after second Collin County measles case

  • Arlington PD releases annual crime report

false
false
false

Most Recent

  • Armed robbers held up restaurant workers in Bishop Arts District

  • Fort Worth woman burned, choked by stuffed mushrooms sues Olive Garden

  • Texas health departments vigilant after second Collin County measles case

  • Arlington PD releases annual crime report

  • Federal government offering $1,000 to people willing to adopt a wild horse

Sponsored Stories:

false
false
false