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UPDATE: DeMarcus Lawrence and the Cowboys are “getting close” to new contract according to source

After a sometimes contentious process, reports are the Cowboys and DeMarcus Lawrence could be close to a deal.

NFL: New Orleans Saints at Dallas Cowboys Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: Todd Archer throws a little cold water on the “getting close to a contract” rumor, but it still sounds like there is some movement happening.


The Dallas Cowboys and DeMarcus Lawrence have been at a standstill as far as a new contract for the star pass rusher for some time.

Lawrence was given the franchise tag for the second straight offseason recently, and that’s not something that he was very pleased about. In playing on the tag last year, Lawrence gambled on himself and he is ready to cash in.

It’s seemed like the Cowboys weren’t willing to meet the exact cash value that Lawrence wanted, but it’s still only April. All that being said, it seems like things are heating up as a report on Friday surfaced that the two sides are “getting close” to a new deal.

The neighborhood of $20M per year is certainly where Tank Lawrence is going to live when it’s all said and done, it’s a big pill to swallow but he’s an extremely talented player. The Cowboys seem ready to do it and things could get interesting before the weekend fully arrives.

We’ll keep you updated here at BTB as more information becomes available.

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