DeMarcus Lawrence, better known as “D-Law” by Cowboys fans, is going to be a free agent in 2019 after playing under the franchise tag during the 2018 campaign. After five years in Dallas, D-Law is due for a big payday. After having only 9 sacks in his first three years. he had a breakout season in his fourth year. He totaled 14.5 sacks and had 4 forced fumbles during the 2017 season. After his big year, the Cowboys decided to use the franchise tag on Lawrence which paid him a little over 17 million dollars last season.
By tagging Lawrence, the Cowboys made him prove that his 14.5 sack season was not a one and done type of year. Lawrence knew that he had something to prove to get the big extension he is looking for. During the 2018 season, he defiantly proved that the Cowboys should pay big money to bring him back. He had 10.5 sacks and another 2 forced fumbles. He made it clear to Cowboys fans that he is worth being resigned.