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Some interesting details about the DeMarcus Lawrence negotiations."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Dallas Cowboys NewsDallas Cowboys GeneralReport: DeMarcus Lawrence never wanted to leave Dallas White Tony Romo Jersey , two AFC teams were interested thoughNew,228commentsSome interesting details about the DeMarcus Lawrence negotiations.CDTShareTweetShareShareReport: DeMarcus Lawrence never wanted to leave Dallas, two AFC teams were interested thoughMatthew Emmons-USA TODAY SportsLast Friday, the Dallas Cowboys overcame what was inarguably the biggest hurdle of their offseason when they locked down DeMarcus Lawrence to a long-term contract extension.It’s much easier to breathe now with this matter settled as we’re talking about a contractual situation that has gone on for over a year now. It’s a great point of relief for a team that still has multiple contracts that they’ll have to negotiate.Part of the reason that things were so dicey with this situation is that Lawrence has pending shoulder surgery (which he’s reportedly set to undergo on Wednesday). The longer it took for a deal to get done, the longer it would take for him to have the surgery, which meant the longer it would take for him tor recover from said surgery. That didn’t sound great for a team looking to contend for a Super Bowl.Lawrence’s surgery did in fact play a big part in the negotiations, according to the MMQB’s Albert Breer. He reported on some interesting details regarding the eleventh hour of it all. Tank always wanted to be a CowboyThere were creative Cowboys fans who reached a point through this process that surrendered themselves to the foregone conclusion that Lawrence would never sign a deal that the Cowboys were offering and that it ultimately made more sense to trade him. There was definitely some logic to this.Breer notes that Lawrence’s agent, David Canter, texted Lawrence with instructions to ask for a trade during negotiations and that they never came. It was then that things came together for a lot of parties involved.There were definitely times over the last few months where things did look dark as far as this situation. Discussions about the relationship between Canter and the Cowboys became big-time topics Tony Romo Jersey 2019 , Lawrence wore a shirt depicting that he “needed money” a few weeks ago, the low point wasn’t surface-level but it was low enough to be worried.Apparently during this time Canter did indeed float the idea of a trade. According to Breer, Canter had at least two AFC teams interested in the star pass rusher.We don’t know who the teams are, but many will guess that one of them was the Indianapolis Colts who boast Matt Eberflus as their defensive coordinator. There’s a relationship there, not to mention a need, that could have made sense for Indy.Thankfully that was never the case as Lawrence is here for the long haul. While many wondered if being on the franchise tag for the second straight year would cause Tank to hold out, think again. That was never going to happen.There would have been some panic if Lawrence hadn’t shown up until the Saturday before Week 1. Imagine being a day away from the season beginning and him rolling up all casually? Goodness.It’s good to have this matter taken care of, and now focus shifts to other contracts for the Cowboys and surgery for DeMarcus Lawrence. According to Stephen Jones, recovery time can be four to six months which does seem to potentially be problematic as that puts us somewhere in the August to October timeframe. Other reports have recovery as three to four months. Let’s hope for the latter. Shortly after the Cowboys lost to the Rams in the playoffs White Ezekiel Elliott Jersey , there were questions about the status of Sean Lee. The veteran linebacker will be 33-years-old when next season begins and he has had his share of injuries over his time in the NFL. When an injury-prone player reaches that point in his career, he naturally has thoughts about what’s next. Given that he has now lost his starting job, there is added pressure about the future.Lee has said that he wants to take some time to talk with his family and come to a conclusion about whether he wants to continue. After he said that, he also said that he is leaning toward coming back and he understands he’s no longer the starter.But do the Cowboys want him back? Or more precisely, do the Cowboys want him back at his current contract with a base salary of $7 million and a $10 million cap hit in 2019? If Dallas released him it would be $3 million in dead money. With Leighton Vander Esch and Jaylon Smith eating up the bulk of the snaps, a $10 million cap hit is high.Still, the Cowboys would like Lee to return according to Stephen Jones. The Cowboys realize that they need, at minimum, three quality guys at linebacker to rotate throughout a season.Jones went on to say that Lee was probably their best linebacker on the field in the Rams game. The Cowboys obviously love the leadership that Lee brings and he’s certainly been a mentor to both Vander Esch and Smith. As a backup Ezekiel Elliott Jersey 2019 , he would still have tremendous value, but probably not at his current contract. Lee hinted that he knows he might be looking at a pay cut for a diminished role, and noted that if he did come back, he would not be coming back for money. So if Lee decides he wants to return, the Cowboys want him but they will likely be re-doing his contract to make it work.