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DeMarcus Lawrence | Defensive Lineman | #90

Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (25) / 4/28/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 265
College: Boise State
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 2 (34) / DAL
Contract: view contract details

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ESPN Cowboys reporter Todd Archer expects Dallas to use the franchise tag on impending free agent DE DeMarcus Lawrence if they're unable to sign him to a long-term deal.
It's a no-brainer move. The Cowboys have been starved for pass-rush help the past few years, and Lawrence finally gave it to them this past season, amassing 14.5 sacks and forcing four fumbles after combining for nine sacks and two forced fumbles in his first 32 career games. Injuries and suspensions played a part in Lawrence's slow start to his career. Lawrence was Pro Football Focus' No. 3-ranked 4-3 end in 2017. The franchise tag would cost about $17 million. Jan 17 - 11:59 AM

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Cowboys LE Demarcus Lawrence was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 3.

Lawrence absolutely abused Cardinals RT Jared Veldheer on Monday night, registering three sacks of Carson Palmer and three tackles for loss. He currently leads the conference in sacks with 6.5 and has a commanding lead as Pro Football Focus' top-ranked 4-3 end. Lawrence is in a contract year.
Wed, Sep 27, 2017 09:45:00 AM

Cowboys DE Demarcus Lawrence (back) will be limited early in training camp.

As will DE Charles Tapper, OG Joe Looney, DE Benson Mayowa, TE Geoff Swaim, and TE James Hanna. Lawrence underwent offseason back surgery for the second year in a row. Limited by that injury and a four-game suspension, the pass rusher was limited to one sack last season after recording eight the year before. Lawrence returning to his 2015 form would be a big boost for the defense.
Sun, Jul 23, 2017 03:03:00 PM

Cowboys Executive VP Stephen Jones said DE Demarcus Lawrence will undergo back surgery this offseason.

Just as he did a year earlier. Lawrence led the team with eight sacks in 2015 but only had one this past season. The former second-round pick is heading into the last year of his rookie contract. Jones also mentioned that DT Cedric Thornton will undergo offseason shoulder surgery.
Tue, Jan 24, 2017 06:10:00 PM

Jerry Jones said he expects DE Demarcus Lawrence (back) to play in Sunday's Divisional Round game against the Packers.

Lawrence may need surgery after the season to repair the back issue which kept him out the final three games, but he plans to play through the injury in the playoffs. Dallas is also expected to get back CB Morris Claiborne (groin) and DT Tyrone Crawford (shoulder, hamstring).
Tue, Jan 10, 2017 11:47:00 AM

Cowboys DE Demarcus Lawrence said he might need offseason back surgery.

Lawrence sat out the final three games because of a back issue that bothered him most of the season. Now he could be looking at his second back surgery in as many offseasons. Still, Lawrence said he plans to play through the injury in the playoffs.
Thu, Jan 5, 2017 10:36:00 AM

Cowboys DE Demarcus Lawrence said his back is feeling "10 times" better than it was when he first injured it.

Owner Jerry Jones already said he "has a chance" to return for the Cowboys' Divisional Round game and Lawrence seems to share that optimism. David Irving has emerged as a stud for Dallas up front but with Randy Gregory in limbo (he's appealing a year-long suspension), the Cowboys need as much pass-rushing help as they can get. Lawrence hasn't played since Week 14.
Wed, Jan 4, 2017 05:13:00 PM

Jerry Jones said DE Demarcus Lawrence (back) "has a chance" to play in the Divisional Round.

Lawrence was held out the final three weeks with a back injury, but the first playoff game was always the target for his return. If he is able to get in some practice reps this week, he should be good to go. With Randy Gregory's (suspension) availability up in the air, the Cowboys need Lawrence healthy.
Tue, Jan 3, 2017 12:54:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Cowboys will be cautious with DE Demarcus Lawrence (back).

Lawrence sat out last week's game with a back injury, and Rapoport makes it sound like he could be rested until the playoffs. Lawrence has just one sack this season, but he has been limited by injury most of the year. It makes sense for the Cowboys to rest him for a playoff run.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 10:26:00 AM

Cowboys DE Demarcus Lawrence (back) is out for Week 15 against the Buccaneers.

Lawrence tried to play through a back injury last week but never looked right against the Giants. He didn't practice at all this week. Lawrence led the Cowboys with eight sacks in 2015 but only has one this year.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 03:54:00 PM

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.
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 12:40:00 PM

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.
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 11:01:00 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.
Sat, Oct 8, 2016 01:03:00 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.
Thu, Oct 6, 2016 12:34:00 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.
Mon, Oct 3, 2016 09:21:00 AM