Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence defends his decision to not sign an autograph for a kid in a New York Giants jersey.
On Sunday, Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence left AT&T Stadium after his team defeated the New York Giants 35-17. While leaving the premises, Lawrence was approached by a young Giants fan wearing a Saquon Barkley jersey. The fan asked Lawrence for an autograph.
That’s when the Pro Bowl pass rusher responded: “Get the right jersey, son.”
— IG: 1Freedrug (@1Freedrugs) September 10, 2019
Of course, Lawrence has received some criticism and backlash for this move. Therefore, he’s taken to Twitter to defend his response, ultimately telling critics to “suck it up.”
It’s crazy how you fans want to attack me for not signing for a kid. It’s more than one kid that come to the game with Cowboys jerseys and never get to meet any player. So if I’m honest with my own kids I will never treat your kid better than mine so suck it up. #SorryNotSorry https://t.co/FwI7SI8rYS
— DeMarcus Lawrence (@TankLawrence) September 10, 2019
Despite the seemingly wrong move by Lawrence, he wants us to see the bigger picture. He definitely didn’t get a positive response from neighboring individuals in the video.
Lawrence had two combined tackles with 0.5 sacks, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery against the Giants on Sunday. He now has 4.0 total sacks in his career against Giants quarterback Eli Manning, who seems to be a target of Lawrence’s on social media.
The veteran pass rusher from Boise State University is looking to improve on a Pro Bowl season in 2018 which saw him achieve 64 combined tackles (career-high) and 10.5 sacks.
Dallas will take on the Washington Redskins in their Week 2 game this coming Sunday at 1:00 p.m. ET. The Giants, on the other hand, will be taking on Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills, also this Sunday at 1:00 p.m. ET.