The offseason is here for the NFL, and the Dallas Cowboys will have their hands full when it comes to retaining free agents. While the looming contract extension for Dak Prescott will gain most of the attention, the team also needs to keep DeMarcus Lawrence in town for the foreseeable future.
Lawrence played on the franchise tag for the 2018 season and registered 1o.5 sacks. The defensive end has turned himself into one of the most feared players in the game because of the ferocity he possesses.
Considering that teams are always looking to upgrade their defensive line, it's no secret that Lawrence would earn a lucrative contract if he reaches the open market. However, Dallas doesn't plan on letting its elite pass rusher signing elsewhere in free agency.
According to Cowboys writer Clarence Hill Jr., the team plans to keep DeMarcus Lawrence by any means necessary this offseason.
Despite concerns early in his career because of a suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, the Boise State product has proven to be a true game-changer at his position.
The Cowboys turned into a defensive-mind team in large part because of the success in the front seven. Losing any part of that unit would hinder defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli's ability to scheme pressure on opposing quarterbacks.
Khalil Mack and Aaron Donald broke the bank last season, and it's possible that Lawrence is next in line to receive an impressive payday.