Cowboys DE DeMarcus Lawrence hints at major contract demand
Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence only made it about half a sentence worth of deflecting about his contract before he couldn’t help himself on Sunday after a season-ending win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
Lawrence had an incredible season in the final year of his rookie contract and now he’ll be angling for a massive deal in the offseason, be it from Dallas or elsewhere. He’s maintained that he wants to stay with the Cowboys but deferred to his agent while also hinting at a big price tag.
“I’m gonna let my agent handle that. That’s his job. I ain’t no numbers guy. I mean, I can count real well and I know how much a sack costs,” Lawrence told Mike Fisher of 105.3 The Fan according to Troy Hughes (also of The Fan).
Lawrence went sackless on Sunday against the Eagles but still finishes the season with 14.5 sacks while forcing 4 fumbles and recovering 2 fumbles. For that, the former second-round pick from Boise State can charge a premium price off the edge in 2017 and there’s little use pretending he isn’t fully aware of that fact.
Sure, he shouldn’t comment on specifics and let his agent handle that business, but he certainly doesn’t have to pretend it’s taboo for him to be expecting a big paycheck this winter.