DeMarcus Lawrence
DeMarcus Lawrence
27-Year-Old Defensive EndDE
Dallas Cowboys
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Offseason shoulder surgery figures to take Lawrence's recovery to Week 1 - drop him lower if risk is a concern. Lawrence is the kind of rare pass rusher who could hit double-digit sacks even if he misses a few games - his 25 sacks the last two years occurred on just 1,439 snaps, a rate that translates to about 16 sacks on a 950-snap projection. He piles up tackles at a healthy rate, too, offering a 60-tackle baseline even while playing fewer than 750 snaps. Lawrence is capable of finishing first among DL IDPs, though probably not in his first year back from surgery. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a five-year, $105 million contract with the Cowboys in April of 2019.
No injury designation for Week 11
DEDallas Cowboys
November 15, 2019
Lawrence (neck) will not carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Lions.
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After two limited practices earlier in the week, Lawrence was a full participant Friday. He has yet to miss a game this season.
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do DeMarcus Lawrence's measurables compare to other defensive ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 3"
 
Weight
265 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.80 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.31 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.46 sec
 
Vertical Jump
34.5 in
 
Broad Jump
113 in
 
Bench Press
20 reps
 
Hand Length
11.00 in
 
Arm Length
33.75 in
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring DeMarcus Lawrence
IDP Analysis: Week 13 Matchups
15 days ago
Jim Coventry analyzes this week's top IDP plays as Aaron Donald and the Rams' D-line could be in for a big day against the Cardinals.
IDP Analysis: Week 3 Matchups
86 days ago
Jim Coventry says Washington’s lack of a quality offensive line means Akiem Hicks and the Bears’ pass rushers will have a busy day.
IDP Analysis: Week 2 Matchups
92 days ago
Jim Coventry says that once Washington QB Case Keenum finds himself playing from behind, DeMarcus Lawrence and the rest of the Dallas pass rushers are sure to have him on his heels.
IDP Analysis: Week 1 Matchups
101 days ago
Jim Coventry begins the season pointing out players whose value is elevated for the upcoming week, including Fletcher Cox, whose Eagles could be playing with the lead against the Redskins.
IDP Analysis: Last-Minute Injury News and Updates
107 days ago
In preparation for late drafts and week 1 lineups, Jim Coventry gives an update on various IDP players including DeMarcus Lawrence, who will be a must-start if he’s on the field Week 1.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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It's fair to worry a bit when a player breaks out in a contract year, but Lawrence's ascent correlates just fine with the skills growth that was projected all along, so it's probably best to presume this is merely a case where a 25-year-old prospect turned a corner in his development. If injuries hadn't messed up his 2016 season, when he posted just one sack after finishing the prior season with eight, then no one would have found anything surprising about Lawrence totaling 14.5 sacks last year. Lawrence probably can't approach the top tier and plenty of young guns are on his heels, but it's hard to see how Lawrence disappoints if healthy.
Big things were expected from Lawrence last year after he racked up eight sacks and 55 tackles in 2015, but a suspension and back injury limited him to nine ineffective performances instead. January back surgery -- the second straight offseason in which he's gone under the knife to correct back problems -- could finally restore him to full health, but heading into his fourth NFL season, Lawrence can no longer be considered a secure foundation piece for any future Cowboys success in the pass rush.
After failing to record a sack as a rookie, Lawrence stepped up with a team-leading eight in 2015 and seems poised to provide the Cowboys with the impact pass rusher they've been lacking since DeMarcus Ware left town. A four-game suspension for a violation of the league's drug policy will sideline him for the first month of the season, but once Lawrence returns to action he might still have enough time to lead the team in sacks once again given Dallas' lack of established options at defensive end.
Lawrence was a second-round pick last year after 10.5 sacks and 20.5 tackles for loss in his final season at Boise State, but a broken foot in summer sidelined him most of the year. He impressed when he returned, posting a sack in each of Dallas' two playoff games. An athletic player with the ability to bend the edge, Lawrence steps into a lead role on the Dallas defense this year. He's unproven, but he will be the Cowboys' best defensive end (perhaps even best lineman) while Greg Hardy is suspended the first 10 games.
The Cowboys traded up to the top of the second round to grab Lawrence as their newest pass-rush threat off the edge, but without an established veteran sacker to take some pressure off Lawrence he could find it tough to make a big impact as a rookie. Lawrence has the physical tools to be a constant thorn in the sides of opposition QBs once he gets his feet wet, but a foot injury in camp badly slowed his development and will delay his pro debut until the second half of the season.
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Limited by neck injury
DEDallas Cowboys
Neck
November 13, 2019
Lawrence has a neck injury and was a limited practice participant Wednesday, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.
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Notches sack in win
DEDallas Cowboys
November 5, 2019
Lawrence recorded four tackles (three solo) and a sack in Monday night's win over the Giants.
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Ferocious in Sunday's win
DEDallas Cowboys
October 21, 2019
Lawrence collected four tackles, including a sack and a second tackle for a loss, in Sunday's win over the Eagles.
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Will play against Packers
DEDallas Cowboys
October 4, 2019
Lawrence (knee/shoulder) was a full participant in Friday's practice and will play in Sunday's game versus the Packers, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.
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Heel injury surfaces
DEDallas Cowboys
Heel
October 3, 2019
Lawrence (knee/shoulder) will be limited in Thursday's practice due to a heel injury, Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning News reports.
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