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DeMarcus Lawrence | Defensive Lineman

Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (22) / 4/28/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 260
College: Boise State
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Cowboys activated DE DeMarcus Lawrence.
DE Lavar Edwards was waived in a corresponding move. Lawrence has put in three solid weeks of practice, and will look to bolster a pass-rushing unit that has only notched 10 sacks this season. Nov 1 - 12:26 PM

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Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said rookie RE DeMarcus Lawrence (foot, I.R./recall) should be activated for the team's Week 9 tilt with Arizona.

Lawrence began practicing last week, and has reportedly "looked really good" in workouts. He will be asked to bolster a pass-rushing unit that has only notched seven sacks this season.
Oct 25 - 12:11 PM

Cowboys RE Demarcus Lawrence (foot, I.R./recall) has resumed practicing.

He reportedly "looked really good," and appears to be on track to return when he is eligible Week 9. Despite a hot start in terms of won-loss record, the Cowboys' defense is struggling to get to the quarterback, only notching seven sacks so far this season. Lawrence could theoretically bolster the pass-rushing threat, and should be heavily involved once he returns.
Source: ESPN.com
Oct 18 - 10:25 AM

Cowboys DE Demarcus Lawrence (foot, short-term I.R.) is off crutches and out of his walking boot.

Lawrence broke his foot in late July and isn't eligible to return to game action until Week 9. He's yet to begin running, but Lawrence is lifting weights. The Cowboys have just three sacks, but Pro Football Focus has surprisingly graded Dallas out as a top-three pass-rushing defense through two weeks.
Sep 16 - 9:00 PM

Cowboys placed DE Demarcus Lawrence (broken foot) on injured reserve/designated for return.

Lawrence was originally expected to miss "only" the first 3-6 games of the season, but now won't be eligible to return until Week 9. The Cowboys could badly use their second-round pick upfront, but wisely aren't rushing him. He should return when first eligible.
Aug 30 - 5:23 PM

Cowboys DE Demarcus Lawrence (broken foot) remains on crutches, and is expected to miss the first 3-6 games of the season.

Lawrence's late-July injury required surgery. The Cowboys could desperately use a sooner-than-expected return from their second-round pick, but would be jeopardizing his NFL future by rushing him. Dallas' pass rush is going to be futile all season, but particularly in September.
Aug 19 - 8:32 PM

Cowboys DE Demarcus Lawrence has been diagnosed with a broken foot, and will be sidelined 8-10 weeks.

The injury requires surgery. It's a crippling blow for a defensive line that was already the worst in the league, and a terrible bit of luck for the No. 34 overall pick of May's draft. Lawrence suffered the injury getting "slammed to the turf" by LT Tyron Smith in individual drills. Lawrence was all but assured of starting right end duties. The job will now fall to retread Jeremy Mincey, who has only five sacks over his past 26 games. The Cowboys don't have a pass rush.
Jul 30 - 1:04 AM

Cowboys DE Demarcus Lawrence is getting x-rays on his right foot and ankle after being forced from practice Tuesday.

Lawrence went down awkwardly on his right ankle while working against Tyron Smith in a one-on-one drill. He struggled to put weight on the leg after the injury, and eventually had to be helped off the field. The extent of the injury is not yet known, but the loss of Lawrence could be a devastating one for a Dallas defense already desperate for pass rushers. (And good defensive players, in general.)
Jul 29 - 9:01 PM

The Cowboys' official website expects second-round rookie Demarcus Lawrence to open the season as the starting right end.

Dallas traded up to No. 34 to grab Lawrence in May's draft in an effort to replace DeMarcus Ware. Lawrence will compete with veteran Jeremy Mincey, but should have no problem outperforming him. He has a chance to make an IDP impact right away under DC Rod Marinelli. George Selvie is penciled in at left end.
Jul 22 - 9:06 AM

Cowboys signed second-round DE Demarcus Lawrence to a four-year contract.

Desperate for help replacing DeMarcus Ware off the edge, the Cowboys traded up to No. 34 overall to nab Lawrence. A highly productive playmaker across two seasons at Boise State, he's penciled in as the starting right end for Rod Marinelli. A rookie-year impact in the sacks department is in play for Lawrence.
Jun 18 - 9:19 AM

Cowboys traded up with the Redskins to select Boise State DE Demarcus Lawrence with the No. 34 overall pick in the 2014 draft.

The Cowboys surrendered their second-rounder (No. 47) and third-rounder (No. 78) to move up 13 picks. Owner Jerry Jones desperately needed to add a body to his league-worst front seven, but has paid a heavy price to do so. Lawrence (6-foot-3, 251) spent two seasons at Boise after transferring from JUCO. He stuffed the stat sheet as a hand-in-the-dirt defensive end, notching 33.5 tackles for loss, 20 sacks and seven forced fumbles across 23 starts. Long armed (33 3/4") and athletic, Lawrence ran 4.80 at the Combine to go with a 34 1/2-inch vertical and 9-foot-5 broad jump. Lawrence is a bit of a boom-or-bust prospect after facing three suspensions in college for violating team rules, but has the skill set to become an annual double-digit sack threat. He'll be Rod Marinelli's new weak-side rusher.
May 9 - 7:17 PM

CBS' Dane Brugler calls Boise State DE Demarcus Lawrence a "buzz name" for Day 2.

Per Brugler, Lawrence is the top pass rusher left on the board for "several teams." Rotoworld's Evan Silva has Lawrence lasting just five picks on Friday, going to the Falcons at No. 37.
May 9 - 3:29 PM

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