DeMarcus Larry broke his foot during practice just a few days following the Cowboys_ season opener. He had to have surgery to keep him out of the game for six to eight weeks.
Although Lawrence is expected to be back in their starting lineup this season, the Cowboys have not received any updates on his condition.
Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy stated that Lawrence was only a few weeks away from returning on the field. Lawrence’s rehabilitation is progressing, however.
Lawrence is a very productive player when he’s healthy. He had 58 tackles in 2020 and 6.5 sacks.
The Cowboys need Lawrence to be back sooner than later, with Randy Gregory in injured reserve due to a calf injury.
Cowboys DE DeMarcus Lawrence (foot) is making progress in his rehab work, but probably a couple more weeks before he’ll return, Mike McCarthy said
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The Cowboys defense has shown at times this season it can be opportunistic. But it is starting to run out playmakers at the defensive end.
The Cowboys will be without Gregory or Lawrence for the next few weeks so they’ll need Dorance and Tarell Basham, Justin Hamilton, Azur Kamara and Justin Hamilton to fill in.
This Sunday, the Cowboys will be trying to create momentum against the Falcons with their pass rush.