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DeMarcus Lawrence

26-Year-Old Defensive End – Dallas Cowboys

2017 Defensive Stats

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58

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14.5

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4

TD

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2018 Defensive Projections

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2018 Fantasy Football Outlook

It's fair to worry a bit when a player breaks out in a contract year, but Lawrence's ascent correlates just fine with the skills growth that was projected all along, so it's probably best to presume t...

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2018 ADP:  139.75

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  8

HT: 6' 3"   WT: 265   DOB: 4/2/1992  College: Boise State  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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DeMarcus Lawrence Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $17.1 million contract with the Cowboys in March of 2018.

March 6, 2018  –  DeMarcus Lawrence News

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Lawrence signed the Cowboys' franchise tag Monday, Rob Phillips of the team's official site reports.

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DeMarcus Lawrence NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2012 20 CFB 10 - - - - 1 1 - - - - - -
2013 21 CFB 12 - - - - 0 0 - - - - - -
2014 22 DAL 7 9 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 23 DAL 16 55 35 20 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2016 24 DAL 9 11 8 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2017 25 DAL 16 58 35 23 14.5 1 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

DeMarcus Lawrence – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Defensive End

Snap Count Stats

704

Defensive Snaps in 2017

DeMarcus Lawrence was on the field for 704 of his team's snaps on defense in 2017.

67

Special Teams Snaps in 2017

DeMarcus Lawrence was on the field for 67 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Def ST
2015 700 87
2016 329 8
2017 704 67
DeMarcus Lawrence 2017 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 NYG 34 1 5 3 2 1.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Den 45 7 7 5 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Ari 56 4 5 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 LAR 48 9 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
5 GB 49 5 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 BYE Bye Week
7 @SF 52 2 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
8 @Was 37 5 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
9 KC 42 4 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Atl 42 5 6 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Phi 39 4 5 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 LAC 46 6 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Was 35 3 4 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
14 @NYG 59 4 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @Oak 57 4 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Sea 34 3 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @Phi 29 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for DeMarcus Lawrence  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Defensive Ends
Height:   6' 3"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   265 lbs
AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.69 sec
GREAT
Shuttle Time:   4.31 sec
GREAT
Cone Drill:   7.46 sec
POOR
Arm Length:   33.75 in
AVERAGE
Hand Length:   11.00 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   35 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   113 in
WEAK
Bench Press:   20 reps
WEAK
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DeMarcus Lawrence: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Lawrence was franchise tagged Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

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The Cowboys will use their franchise tag on Lawrence before the 3 p.m. EST deadline March 6, but plan to continue negotiating with the defensive end through mid-July on a long-term contract, David Moore of The Dallas Morning News reports.

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Lawrence's agent, David Canter, expects contract talks with the Cowboys to kick into gear at the NFL Combine in late February, ESPN reports. "It's really up to them to want to do a deal that's in line with what the market is for a young, ascending, elite franchise-caliber defensive end," Canter said. "Whatever that number ends up being remains to be seen. But I do imagine and believe that we'll have multiple conversations over the next month or so. I think it's early right now."

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Lawrence expects to return to the Cowboys in 2018, either after signing a long-term contract in the offseason or via the franchise tag, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports. "I mean, I already know what my situation is," Lawrence said Monday. "I really don't care about it because I already know how the Cowboys feel about me, and they know how I feel about the organization. My agent will take care of everything. He knows how it feels. He knows my right moves, so he'll do it."

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2018

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2017

Big things were expected from Lawrence last year after he racked up eight sacks and 55 tackles in 2015, but a suspension and back injury limited him to nine ineffective performances instead. January back surgery -- the second straight offseason in which he's gone under the knife to correct back problems -- could finally restore him to full health, but heading into his fourth NFL season, Lawrence can no longer be considered a secure foundation piece for any future Cowboys success in the pass rush.

2016

After failing to record a sack as a rookie, Lawrence stepped up with a team-leading eight in 2015 and seems poised to provide the Cowboys with the impact pass rusher they've been lacking since DeMarcus Ware left town. A four-game suspension for a violation of the league's drug policy will sideline him for the first month of the season, but once Lawrence returns to action he might still have enough time to lead the team in sacks once again given Dallas' lack of established options at defensive end.

2015

Lawrence was a second-round pick last year after 10.5 sacks and 20.5 tackles for loss in his final season at Boise State, but a broken foot in summer sidelined him most of the year. He impressed when he returned, posting a sack in each of Dallas' two playoff games. An athletic player with the ability to bend the edge, Lawrence steps into a lead role on the Dallas defense this year. He's unproven, but he will be the Cowboys' best defensive end (perhaps even best lineman) while Greg Hardy is suspended the first 10 games.

2014

The Cowboys traded up to the top of the second round to grab Lawrence as their newest pass-rush threat off the edge, but without an established veteran sacker to take some pressure off Lawrence he could find it tough to make a big impact as a rookie. Lawrence has the physical tools to be a constant thorn in the sides of opposition QBs once he gets his feet wet, but a foot injury in camp badly slowed his development and will delay his pro debut until the second half of the season.