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Should the Cowboys pay DeMarcus Lawrence?

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The Dallas Cowboys have some important spending decisions on their hands. Chief among them will be 2017 Pro Bowl defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence, a free agent this spring.

Lawrence tied for second in the NFL with 14.5 sacks this season behind Arizona's Chandler Jones (17). He had the most sacks in a season by a Cowboy since DeMarcus Ware piled up 19.5 in 2011.

But he's going to cost a lot of money. 

“I already know what my situation is,” Lawrence told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “I don’t really care about it because I know how the Cowboys feel about me and they know how I feel about the organization. My agent is going to take care of everything, and he knows how everyone feels. 

The Cowboys didn’t discuss an extension with him last off-season because he was coming off another back surgery, and it was unknown just how effective he could be.

“I know I’m not going anywhere.”

Lawrence is a strong candidate for the franchise tag, which would pay him roughly $17.4 million next season. But he wasn’t ready to weigh in on that possibility.

“I can’t tell you if they’re going to put a tag on me,” Lawrence said. “We’re just going to let the chips fall where they may. I don’t have time sit here and think about. I’m trying to figure out whether I’m going to Jamaica or Hawaii.”

His sack tally was best output by a Cowboys' pass rusher since the 19.5 by future Hall of Fame linebacker DeMarcus Ware in 2010.

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Source: Dallas News · Photo Credit: Keystone Press Agency