After suffering their third defeat on the season against the Kansas City Chiefs, Dallas has some positive news. ESPN’s Todd Archer reports that DeMarcus Lawrence will be activated from Injured Reserve this week. Lawrence has not been active since Sunday’s Cowboys season opener defeat to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In practice on Wednesday, the Pro Bowl defensive end suffered a broken foot.
Mike McCarthy, the Dallas Cowboys’ head coach, didn’t rule out Lawrence playing on Thursday against the Oakland Raiders.
“He’ll soon be activated here. McCarthy said that McCarthy was “chomping at the bit”.
However, at the moment there is no plan beyond designating him as his return.
Lawrence had five tackles in Lawrence’s last game of the season. Four of those were solo and one was a forced fumble.
It’s not all bad news for the Cowboys’ Pro Bowl defensive end, but it did allow the Cowboys’ first-round draft pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. Parsons, in Lawrence’s absence, has recorded 62 tackles (48 solo), 13 tackles for loss (18 hits on opposing quarterbacks), eight sacks and two forced fumbles. Parsons’ eight sacks rank 10th in the NFL, which is three more than Randy Gregory.
On another hand, Lamb was forced to leave the game after his helmet hit the field during an intercepted pass. He twisted his body to disrupt the catch and his helmet bounced off the ground as a result.
Lamb was helped into the locker room following the play, but he was later ruled out of the game due to a head injury. Although Dallas didn’t practice Monday, Lamb will be unavailable until Lamb has completed concussion protocol. Cowboys stated Monday that Lamb is feeling well and should be available for Thursday’s game.
Wilson was also injured last week by the Kansas City Chiefs’ safety. He sustained a shoulder injury and was listed as doubtful to return to play. His designation as out of practice on Monday is not surprising, since he has not had any time to heal from the injury.