The Dallas Cowboys have made an opening offer to DeMarcus Lawrence.

"I'm confident we'll get a deal done," Stephen Jones said in a break between competition committee meetings in Indianapolis. "I don't know the timing, but I'm very confident we can get a deal done. Everybody's on the record, from Jerry [Jones] to myself to Jason Garrett to Will [McClay], on what we think of D-Law."

Dallas has until March 5 to get a multiyear deal done with Lawrence before having to use the franchise tag.