Cowboys' DeMarcus Lawrence looks to humble rich QBs


Carson Wentz has agreed to a massive four-year extension making him one of the top-paid players in the entire NFL.

The response from one division rival was simple: The bigger the contract, the harder the fall.

Dallas Cowboys pass rusher DeMarcus Lawrence, presumably responding to news of Wentz's new deal, tweeted Thursday night:

Lawrence, who himself got a hefty raise this offseason, is paid to destroy quarterbacks, so his response isn't a surprise.

The Cowboys have beaten Philly three of the five times Wentz played Dallas, including sweeping the Eagles in 2018.

Conversely, Lawrence has compiled exactly zero sacks against the Eagles in nine games over the course of his career -- kudos to Lane Johnson.

Of course, Lawrence more broadly could have been talking about a bevy of other high-priced signal-callers he's brought down. Just last year the Cowboys beat Russell Wilson's Seahawks in the playoffs, Matt Ryan's Falcons, Matthew Stafford's Lions, and Drew Brees' Saints.

This year's list of rich QBs for Lawrence to humble includes, Brees, Aaron Rodgers, Kirk Cousins, Stafford, Tom Brady and Wentz. The Cowboys' success this season will greatly depend on how the pass rusher disrupts those signal-callers.