Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence, fresh off reaching a five-year deal to remain in Dallas, will undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum on Wednesday, according to multiple reports.
Lawrence, whose deal reportedly is worth $105 million, had put off the surgery while he sorted out his contract.
The 26-year-old is expected to need three to four months to recover. He played through the injury last season.
The Cowboys tagged Lawrence in March for the second year in a row, giving them until July 15 to sign him to a long-term extension. Lawrence played the 2018 season on his $17.1 million tender, and he could have made $20.5 million on the tag in 2019, but reports had indicated he was unlikely to participate in training camp if he didn’t receive a long-term extension.
Over the past two seasons, Lawrence has a combined 25 sacks, 49 quarterback hits and 122 tackles. The Cowboys selected the Boise State product in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft.
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