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 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, bro. He knows how it feels. He knows my right moves, so he'll do it." The fourth-year pass rusher is due for a huge raise after recording a career-high 14.5 sacks in 2017, tying Calais Campbell for second in the league behind Chandler Jones. Getting Lawrence locked into a long-term deal is likely to be one of the Cowboys' top priorities over the spring, but with David Irving and Anthony Hitchens also headed for free agency, the team may not have enough cap space available to keep all of its key defensive personnel.
Lawrence made two tackles and one sack in Sunday's 21-12 loss to Seattle. It was his first sack in three contests. The four-year vet will be one of the few Cowboys with anything to play for Week 17 versus the Eagles, as he's just a half-sack behind NFL leader Chandler Jones.
Lawrence (back) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports. Lawrence started the week not practicing but was able to progress to a full participant Friday to avoid the questionable tag. The 25-year-old could see additional attention with defensive tackle David Irving (concussion) ruled out for Week 16.
Lawrence (back) practiced on a limited basis Thursday, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports. There was tinge of worry surrounding Lawrence due to his absence from Wednesday's practice, but he allayed some of those concerns during media availability Thursday. According to Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News, Lawrence required the day off Wednesday in order to give his back some rest. With a capped session under his belt this week, Lawrence has set himself on a course to play Sunday against the Seahawks.
Lawrence (calf) was removed from the injury report ahead of Sunday's game against the Chiefs. Lawrence was a full participant in Friday's practice after being limited both Wednesday and Thursday. The current NFL sack leader will now look forward to a date with a Chiefs defense that's allowed the 11th-most sacks in the league (22).