The Dallas Cowboys will franchise tag leading sacker DeMarcus Lawrence again for the 2019 season according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Source: The #Cowboys are franchise tagging star pass rusher DeMarcus Lawrence.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 4, 2019
Lawrence, 26, was franchise tagged for the 2018 season after posting 14.5 sacks in 2017. Last season he had 10.5 sacks for Dallas.
Placing the franchise tag on Lawrence will likely result in a holdout from the star defensive end.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 4, 2019
The two sides will now try and reach an agreement on a long-term deal before the 2019 season starts.