Dallas Cowboys Provide update on star defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence’s Injury
DeMarcus Lawrence, the star defensive end, has only played in one game this season, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Lawrence injured his fifth metatarsal foot in practice leading up to Week 2. This required surgery. He was placed on injured reserve by the Cowboys and has not been allowed to practice since.
Mike McCarthy stated that Lawrence will not begin his 21-day training window this week. He will therefore miss the Cowboys game against the Atlanta Falcons.
We received the last update on Lawrence a week ago, from the head coach. He stated that the defensive side was “getting closer” but would be “another week or so” before he could return to practice. Lawrence was seen testing his foot with an athletic trainer and resistive bands on Wednesday .
Lawrence’s ability to run the Cowboys’ edge has been a major problem. He has had at least 10 tackles without a loss in each of the last four seasons. This number reached 15 in the 2018 season.
Randy Gregory has taken the role of pass rusher. To his five sacks, he has two forced fumbles. He has only three tackles for losses on the season.
The Dallas Cowboys’ positive injury news is that wide receiver Michael Gallup will be returning this week. Kellen Moore now has another star receiver to his credit, with Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb already in the offense.
McCarthy stated that Gallup will participate in full practice on Wednesday. The expectation is that he will play against Atlanta on Sunday. After playing in the season opener against Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he was removed in the second half. Dallas put him on injured reserve due to a calf strain. He’s now ready to return to the squad.
Gallup has four 36-yard receptions in the current season. His 2,493 career receiving yards made him a major part of the Cowboys offense. He had six touchdowns and ran for more than 1,100 yards in 2019. 2019 was his best year.