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Demarcus Lawrence | Defensive Lineman | #90

Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (24) / 4/28/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 270
College: Boise State
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 2 (34) / DAL
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Cowboys DE Demarcus Lawrence (back) did not practice Friday.
Lawrence also did not practice Thursday after getting in a limited session Wednesday, suggesting he suffered some kind of setback. His availability for this week is completely up in the air. Lawrence only has one sack in eight games this season. Dec 9 - 12:40 PM

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Cowboys DE Demarcus Lawrence (shoulder) is expected to play Week 8.

Lawrence suffered a shoulder injury against the Packers, but a Monday MRI came back negative. With the bye week to heal up, Lawrence should be good to go against the Eagles.
Oct 18 - 11:01 AM

Cowboys activated DE Demarcus Lawrence from the reserve/suspended list.

There was some question about if Lawrence would return this week after he was limited by a back injury in practice, but it looks like he will be active. He will likely play limited snaps, but his return is a big boost for a pass rush which has recorded just six sacks this season.
Oct 8 - 1:03 PM

Cowboys DE Demarcus Lawrence has been limited with a back injury.

Suspended the first four games, Lawrence is expected to make his 2016 debut this week, but the back injury could limit his snaps. Lawrence has promised to make a "big impact" once he gets back on the field, and the Cowboys defense could sure use one. Dallas has recorded six sacks in the first four games.
Oct 6 - 12:34 PM

Cowboys DE Demarcus Lawrence's four-game suspension has ended.

The Cowboys' defense has not been a disaster through four weeks, but they are happy to get Lawrence back. "I can't wait," DC Rod Marinelli said. "It will be fun to get him working and keep improving each week, just a little bit every day." Lawrence will be a big boost for a defense which has recorded just six sacks in four games.
Oct 3 - 9:21 AM

Cowboys suspended DE Demarcus Lawrence promised a "big impact" once he returns.

Lawrence was suspended four games for violating the substance-abuse policy. With Randy Gregory suspended indefinitely, the Cowboys are extremely thin along the defensive line, but Lawrence still thinks they can be productive. "I just feel like I’ve just got to do my job and make sure everybody’s ready to do their job," he said, "and it’ll be a great group." Despite the optimism, Dallas will likely struggle to create pressure all season.
Aug 25 - 8:34 AM

The NFL has upheld Cowboys LE Demarcus Lawrence's four-game suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

The Cowboys were hopeful Lawrence's ban would he halved, but he evidently had an extremely weak appeal case. Dallas will now officially be without each of its starting defensive ends for the first four games of the season, not to mention OLB Rolando McClain. It will be duct tape and glue until Lawrence and Randy Gregory return. We wouldn't be surprised if owner Jerry Jones' subordinates were having to physically restrain him from calling troubled free agent Greg Hardy.
Jun 30 - 3:20 PM

Jerry Jones confirmed DE Demarcus Lawrence is appealing his four-game suspension.

Lawrence was suspended for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Jones appears hopeful the suspension will be cut in half upon appeal much like Orlando Scandrick's was in 2014. Either way, the Cowboys will be without their top two pass rushers for at least the first two games of the season and likely the first month. They will be scouring the waiver wire for help all offseason.
May 5 - 10:13 AM

NFL suspended LE Demarcus Lawrence four games for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

Lawrence is appealing the decision, but is fully expected to miss the first month of the season. It leaves Dallas without both of their starting ends after Randy Gregory's four-game ban for a similar infraction. The Dallas Morning News believes Lawrence's suspension could push OSU DE Joey Bosa higher up the Cowboys' draft board. With Lawrence and Gregory both on the reserve/suspended list, Dallas' only defensive ends currently eligible to play in Week 1 are Benson Mayowa, Jack Crawford, Ryan Russell, and Mike McAdoo.
Apr 20 - 4:20 PM

Cowboys executive VP Stephen Jones says LE Demarcus Lawrence's back surgery was more serious than expected.

"We were somewhat surprised that it was what it turned out to be," Jones said. "We thought it might be something a little less significant, but it’s nothing that we have concerns about going forward." The team expects Lawrence to be ready for camp, though it's obviously eyebrow raising they're admitting his operation was more serious than planned. It can't be assumed that Lawrence will avoid setbacks.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Feb 23 - 5:47 PM

Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said LE Demarcus Lawrence (back surgery) will be ready for training camp.

Jones said there is a chance Lawrence will participate in OTAs, and he is expected to be a full-go for training camp. With Greg Hardy unlikely to be re-signed and Randy Gregory set to serve a four-game suspension to start the year, Lawrence's health is of the utmost importance to Dallas. Lawrence led the Cowboys with eight sacks as a sophomore.
Feb 23 - 1:11 PM

Cowboys LE Demarcus Lawrence recently underwent back surgery.

Lawrence played through the injury in 2015 but it didn't affect his performance. He led the Cowboys with eight sacks while grading out as PFF's eighth-best 4-3 defensive end out of 48 qualifiers. Coach Jason Garrett said he expects Lawrence to be back "fairly soon."
Jan 31 - 9:42 AM

The Cowboys will move Demarcus Lawrence to left defensive end this season.

The move is being made to accommodate Randy Gregory and Greg Hardy, who are both natural right ends. "I feel like I get off way better on my left side, keeping my right hand down," Lawrence said. The 34th overall pick in the 2014 draft, Lawrence is a sophomore breakout candidate and is worth targeting in IDP leagues. After missing much of his rookie regular season with a broken foot, Lawrence notched two sacks and a forced fumble in two playoff games.
Wed, May 13, 2015 08:41:00 PM

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett stated on NFL Network's Combine coverage that he envisions second-year RE Demarcus Lawrence as a potential "cornerstone player for us."

Possessing ideal dimensions as a pass rusher, Lawrence is long and explosive and flashed his upside this past January, racking up two sacks and a forced fumble in two playoff games. He's a likely breakout IDP player for 2015.
Sat, Feb 21, 2015 01:42:00 PM

Cowboys activated DE Demarcus Lawrence from injured reserve-designated for return.

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.
Sat, Nov 1, 2014 12:26:00 PM

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