The Cowboys announced Monday that they franchise tagged defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence for the second year in a row
The Cowboysfranchise tagged defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence for the second year in a row, the team announced Monday.
The Star-Telegram's Clarence Hill Jr. reported Lawrence will not sign the $20.5 million tag. He will also not have shoulder surgery for an old labrum injury. Lawrence played last year on a one-year franchise tag worth a guaranteed $17.1 million.
The two sides have until July 15 to sign a long-term deal.
Lawrence, 26, was drafted by the Cowboys in the second round of the 2014 NFL draft. He recorded 64 tackles, 10.5 sacks, and 23 quarterback hurries in 2018. He also added two forced fumbles and one interception. Lawrence had 58 tackles, 14.5 sacks, and 26 QB hurries during the 2017 season.