Demarcus Lawrence out 8-10 weeks
OXNARD, Calif. – Cowboys second-adjust pick Demarcus Lawrence, a protective end Dallas drafted to help their pass hurry not long from now, will miss eight to 10 weeks with a broken right foot, sources said.
Lawrence was harmed amid a pass-surge drill against left handle Tyron Smith on Tuesday evening. Lawrence attempted a pace hurry around the end, yet Smith moved with him and drove the Lawrence into the ground. Lawrence’s foot seemed to get got under him clumsily, and he articulated an irreverence as the play finished.
He stayed on the ground for a couple of minutes before limping off the field with coach Jim Maurer. He was then transported off the field on a truck.
He is flying again to Dallas on Wednesday to have surgery on Thursday, a source told Espn.com’s Todd Archer.
“It’s extreme,” guarding facilitator Rod Marinelli said of the loss of Lawrence. “He’s a heck of a junior player. I thought he was tagging along well and every one of those things, yet that is ball. Simply get him prepared to go when he’s sound and the following man up. We’ve got a few fellows who can come in and still hurry over yonder.”
The Cowboys needed Lawrence to be a significant piece of their guard as a newbie, which is one of the reasons they climbed to get him in the draft. He was contending with Jeremy Mincey for a beginning position.
Marinelli said the Cowboys would take a gander at utilizing strongside linebacker Kyle Wilber, a guarding end until a crisis move because of wounds last season, as a nickel pass rusher to help supplant Lawrence.
“His demeanor … you can’t demoralize him,” holder Jerry Jones said of Lawrence on Tuesday. “Physically, his hands, his briskness, his physical capacity, yet fundamentally the way that he doesn’t get disheartened. Matter of reality, on the off chance that he’s hindered, he significantly more determined, and that may be the quality to have, other than physical capability as a weight player.”
The Cowboys discharged Demarcus Ware this past offseason, and they trusted Lawrence could help make up for his nonattendance. The Cowboys had only 34 sacks last season, which tied for 25th in the NFL. George Selvie headed the group with seven, which multiplied his vocation absolute. Guarding tackle Henry Melton, falling off a torn ACL, is the most finished pass-rusher on the group with 15.5 vocation sacks.