Lawrence was franchise tagged Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
The Cowboys will use their franchise tag on Lawrence before the 3 p.m. EST deadline on March 6, but plan to continue negotiating with the defensive end through mid-July on a long-term contract, David Moore of The Dallas Morning News reports.
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."
Lawrence made two tackles and one sack in Sunday's 21-12 loss to Seattle.
Lawrence (back) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
Lawrence was held out of Wednesday's practice with a back injury, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.
Lawrence was named to his first Pro Bowl team as a starter Tuesday, The Dallas Morning News reports.
Lawrence had four solo tackles, two sacks and one forced fumble against the Redskins on Thursday.
Lawrence (shoulder) was a full participant in practice Tuesday.
Lawrence (calf) was removed from the injury report ahead of Sunday's game against the Chiefs.