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10 things you might not know about Cowboys DE DeMarcus Lawrence: From 'Tank' origin to his cooking skills

Here are 10 things you might not know about Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence:1. Tank

How'd he get the nickname? Here's what he said during a Q&A on the Dallas Cowboys' website in 2015.

"It originated when I was very young playing outside on the basketball court. One of my friends and I were play fighting and he DDT'd me on my head, so ever since then he would say 'I tanked him on his head, I tanked him.' So ever since then people have been calling me Tank."

He elaborated in an interview with Deion Sanders:

"It's a childhood nickname. I got it growing up playing little league ... just running over people as a fullback in my days," he said. "It transpired to me growing up and going to high school.

"I have this little funny story. My coach, I had a bad game, and he was telling everybody, 'I don't want to hear you call him Tank. I don't want to hear you call him Diesel. He can't play football.' That inspired me. I have to live up to my nickname. So I'm the Tank."

A DDT is a professional wrestling move that looks something like the GIF below.

2. He's tough

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