As one of the top pass rushers on the Dallas Cowboys, defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence is eager to get his big pay day. In an effort to get his money, Lawrence is making a public appeal directly to the Cowboys ownership.
This past week, Lawrence took to Twitter and publicly called out the team for taking its time getting him a new deal.
"Franchised —-> Pro Bowl——-> Your move," he wrote.
After leading the team in sacks and making his first Pro Bowl in 2017, Lawrence had another Pro Bowl season in 2018.
Drafted in the second round out of Boise State in 2014, Lawrence struggled as a rookie before a breakout season in 2015. He led the team with 8.0 sacks and 14 tackles for loss.
In 2016, Lawrence was suspended for four games but struggled once he returned to the field, registering just one sack and 11 tackles all year.
But 2017 was when he truly broke out, notching a career-high 14.5 sacks and earning Pro Bowl and All-Pro honors.
After the season, the Cowboys decided to give Lawrence a franchise tag rather than a long term deal.
He responded with 10.5 sacks in 2018, and leaves the Cowboys in the exact same situation they were in last year: Give him a long-term deal, tag him again, or let him walk in free agency.
As Lawrence pointed out, it's now the Cowboys' move.