FRISCO Dallas Cowboys Dalton Schultz Jersey , Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott have their first playoff win and the same divisional-round block the Dallas Cowboys haven’t been able to solve for nearly 25 years.The star quarterback and running back figure to be leading the Dallas offense for years to come with new No. 1 receiver Amari Cooper, acquired midseason for the Cowboys’ first-round pick in this year’s draft.Combined with a promising young defense that was humbled in a 30-22 divisional loss to the Los Angeles Rams, Prescott and crew have hope they can get the Cowboys within a win of the Super Bowl for the first time since the franchise’s fifth championship following the 1995 season.But Dallas has been here before: six divisional losses since Hall of Famers Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin last led the Cowboys to more than one win in the same postseason.Two of the losses have been with Prescott and Elliott, the other to Green Bay as the NFC’s top seed when they were rookies two years ago.“We have a lot of guys that have the right makeup to make sure that we get back here, and to hopefully get past this round,” Prescott said. “You’re going to lose guys and guys are going to be gone, sometimes coaches. And, that’s the unfortunate part about it.“So, right now it’s just about enjoying this time, with these guys and with this team. Then it’s moving forward, and getting back to this point and getting past this point.”After losing on some last-second magic by Aaron Rodgers at home to end the 2016 season, the Cowboys missed the playoffs last season when Elliott was suspended six games halfway through the season on domestic violence allegations.Dallas recovered from a 3-5 start to win the NFC East with a 7-1 finish, then beat Seattle 24-22 in the wild-card round. The new part of the experience was a divisional game on the road. For one of the few times this season Womens Dalton Schultz 2019 Jersey , the defense had the big letdown for Dallas, allowing a Dallas playoff-record 273 yards rushing.“We’ll treat this season just like those past seasons,” safety Jeff Heath said in a nearly deserted locker room Sunday, about 16 hours after the loss to the Rams.“It’s a tough lesson to learn last night of just how switched on you have to be in a game like that and how the margin for error’s so small when you’re on the road in the playoffs.”The biggest question on contracts for the core of the Dallas offense is whether Prescott gets an extension before the final year of the fourth-round pick’s four-year rookie deal.The Cowboys are all but certain to exercise the fifth-year option on Elliott, which would take him through 2020, and the Raiders had already done that with Cooper for next season before the trade.Cole Beasley is an unrestricted free agent after proving to be an effective slot receiver on the four-year contract he just finished. Tavon Austin, acquired in a trade during last year’s draft, offers similar skills with more speed.With 15-year tight end Jason Witten’s retirement before this season, re-signing 2015 seventh-round pick Geoff Swaim could be a priority. Swaim, however, has been plagued by injuries, including a broken wrist that limited him to nine games this season.The more significant questions in free agency are with their pass rushers, starting with DeMarcus Lawrence.A year after finishing tied for second with 14½ sacks, Lawrence hit double digits again with 10½ sacks playing on a $17.1 million franchise tag. The sides weren’t close in negotiations last offseason Cheap Dalton Schultz Youth Jersey , raising the possibility of another franchise tag.Defensive lineman David Irving has shown plenty of promise but played just two games after a four-game substance-abuse suspension, an ankle injury and other off-field issues. He’s an unrestricted free agent whose future appears to be elsewhere.Randy Gregory, who missed 30 of 32 games over the previous two seasons because of multiple suspensions, made it through the season unscathed, getting career highs with 14 games and six sacks. He’s an exclusive rights free agent.With the emergence of young linebackers Jaylon Smith and Leighton Vander Esch, Sean Lee’s future is in question going into the final year of his contract. He was relegated to a backup role once he recovered from hamstring injuries.Lee potentially becoming expendable is on the better illustrations of how the Cowboys have evolved into one of the youngest teams in the NFL. When the season ended, every Dallas starter on offense and defense was younger than 30.“A lot of different experiences this year that we’ll grow from, we’ll develop from,” coach Jason Garrett said. “The early season inconsistency that we had that we grew out of and played significantly better over the last half of the season.“Having the playoff win last week is something that we’ll benefit from and having the disappointment today is something that we’re going to benefit from. You have to remember these feelings, when you stand in these locker rooms.” The Dallas Cowboys and DeMarcus Lawrence are in a tough contract battle, but the All-Pro pass rusher continues to put off getting surgery until an agreement can be reached. This could put Lawrence in a bad situation if he continues to postpone surgery."The DeMarcus Lawrence contract saga continues to dominate the headlines this offseason for the Dallas Cowboys. While both sides appear to still be far apart on a new deal, many believe that it’s just a matter of time before a new agreement is reached. Right now, both sides are trying to hold out for as much as they can and it’s easy to just put it out of sight and out of mind while the two sides work things out. It’s just part of the business. While this could all just being going through the motions, what if this “impasse” is a little harder to get over than we expect? Stephen Jones was pretty clear that they have their own price in mind on what the contract should consist of.Both sides are playing with fireOkay Dallas Cowboys L. P. Ladouceur Jersey , so clearly there’s a standoff going on between the two sides, but one wrinkle in this whole things is the idea that Lawrence is putting off having his shoulder surgery until the team commits to him long term. This little predicament creates a problem because of the recovery time and when exactly he would be ready to participate in football activities. The longer this drags out, the worse off things become. Eventually, there will be a point in time where the Lawrence contract situation reaches Threat Level Midnight and things start to become dicey. What if a deal isn’t reached until close to the July 15th negotiating deadline? A late surgery could mean he misses training camp and part of the regular season. Is that really what the team would want from their new biggest financial investment on the team?At the same time, Lawrence is playing with fire himself. If both sides are truly far away on a deal and neither side is willing to say “uncle,” then Tank could be hurting himself by not having his surgery. If he continues to put it off, the Cowboys could make the decision to rescind the franchise tag. Where would that leave Lawrence? He would enter free agency where his market value would then be impacted by a shoulder concern. Would there be a team out there willing to throw a bunch of money his way after he deliberately put off his surgery and is not fully healthy? How much money are teams going to have to spend come July when they have already done most of their heavy purchases in free agency? What if he backs himself into a one-year prove it deal with some team that wants to make sure he’s okay before throwing a substantial amount of guaranteed money his way? That would be a nightmare scenario for him.If Lawrence got his surgery and a deal never came to fruition with Dallas this year, that’s okay - he’s still in great shape. $20.5 million for this season is nothing to shake a stick at. Plus, he would have an insurmountable amount of leverage next offseason if he put together another strong year. There is no way the Cowboys could tag him again as it would run them nearly $30 million for the 2020 season. Tank could just fold his arms and hit the free agent market where the asking price for elite pass rushers would be even more expensive than it is now.If the Cowboys did rescind the tag and lost Lawrence it would be a huge loss for the team as they would then be without their most disruptive player, but it would also be a huge loss for Tank. Lawrence is risking losing out on a lot of money if he continues to drag this out.The contingency planThe Cowboys have helped their situation this offseason by adding some talent at the defensive end position. They traded for former All-Pro Robert Quinn who is a reliable pass rusher. The veteran agreed to take a pay cut as part of the trade agreement, but he’s banking on flourishing with the Cowboys during his one-year stint. If Quinn had a strong year in Dallas, the team could choose to retain him at a much cheaper cost than what it would take to re-sign Lawrence. The Cowboys also signed former Detroit Lions defensive end Kerry Hyder for depth. The last time he was healthy and played in a 4-3 system he had eight sacks. While neither of these guys are the caliber player Lawrence is, you have to be intrigued by the upside they offer on this Cowboys team. There are other wild card factors as well. Randy Gregory has been suspended indefinitely, but that doesn’t mean he won’t be back for the 2019 season. The team continues to show support for him as he goes through his ordeal. Who’s to say the team doesn’t re-sign him to a cheap incentive-laced deal built around availability? Would Gregory be more willing to agree to a cheaper deal considering this organization has never gave up on him and continues to do everything they can to help him? It’s risky Womens L. P. Ladouceur 2019 Jersey , but Gregory is still a talented player and should he ever put himself back on the right track, he can be a legitimate force on the defensive line.The team also has their last two defensive end draft investments on the roster on cheap rookie deals. Taco Charlton is a first-round draft pick that hasn’t lived up to his potential, but will that ever change? Dorance Armstrong was a great bargain for the team in the fourth round last year, but how much improvement will he show in year two? These are two unproven players, but all it takes is for the worm to turn with one of these guys and the team suddenly has additional pass rush talent.The Cowboys also have the upcoming draft to find talent as well. Defensive end isn’t off the table for pick 58 and they already have one second-round prospect (Jaylon Ferguson) scheduled for an official pre-draft visit. Then there is a lot of hype building up for Zack Allen as a possible pick for the Cowboys. NFL Draft Analyst Jonah Tuls says “Zack Allen is my Leigthon Vander this year. I’m all in.”Would using their top draft resource on another edge rusher change their defensive end situation? Should the Cowboys continue to be patient and wait this thing out another month to at least see what things look like until after the draft? Maybe Team Lawrence drops their asking price by then?This is not to say that the Quinn trade or even selecting a defensive end early in the draft are moves designed to replace Lawrence, but they are moves designed to help improve the pass rushing group as a whole. Before the trade went down, Jones stated they were working on some things, and presto - here comes Quinn.Nobody wants to see this Cowboys team without Lawrence, but if things don’t progress soon - would the front office be willing to pull the plug? It’s not something we want to think about, but the team has done a great job finding additional pieces just in case. The Quinn deal is to help bolster the group and is meant to complement Lawrence, not replace him. But you never know if things change to shake up the defensive line. Lawrence has just as much to lose here as the Cowboys do and he is only hurting himself by delaying his surgery. He’s playing hardball and using this as his only piece of leverage in this negotiations, but the Cowboys are playing hardball as well. It would behoove both sides to get this ordeal cleared up as soon as possible.