DeMarcus Lawrence, who has racked up 25 sacks the past two seasons, doesn’t really need any extra motivation to go after opposing quarterbacks.
But after reports broke Thursday that the Eagles had signed quarterback Carson Wentz to a four-year extension reportedly worth up to $144 million, the Cowboys Pro Bowl defensive end left this interesting nugget on his Twitter account: “The richer they get, the better it feels when we humble they a**.”
The richer they get, the better it feels when we humble they a**.
— DeMarcus Lawrence (@TankLawrence) June 7, 2019
It might have just been a coincidence that Lawrence, whose Twitter account profile calls him the “Sack master of the Dallas Cowboys,” tweeted that on the same day Wentz signed his lucrative deal. But probably not.
Lawrence is not exactly clipping coupons to get by these days, having signed his own hefty contract extension in the offseason, a five-year deal reportedly worth $105 million.
The Cowboys, by the way, swept the Eagles last year. Lawrence may have the two 2019 meetings with Wentz and the Eagles circled, but he also faces some of the highest-paid quarterbacks in the NFL this season, including Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, Matthew Stafford and Kirk Cousins.
And the Cowboys travel Nov. 24 to New England to face the Patriots and Tom Brady — who would be the highest-paid QB in the universe were he not playing on a team-friendly contract.