DeMarcus Lawrence
DeMarcus Lawrence
27-Year-Old Defensive EndDE
Dallas Cowboys
Injury Shoulder - Labrum
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
$Signed a five-year, $105 million contract with the Cowboys in April of 2019.
Unable to start camp
DEDallas Cowboys
Shoulder - Labrum
July 23, 2019
Lawrence (shoulder) will start training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list, The Dallas Morning News reports.
Even though Lawrence is starting camp on the PUP, team officials said Tuesday that they were optimistic the defensive end will be ready for Week 1. The 27-year-old underwent surgery for a torn left labrum in early April, days after signing a five-year, $105 million deal that made him the highest-paid player in team history. Lawrence was given a four-to-six month timetable for return following surgery and appears on schedule in his recovery. Expect the team to keep updating Lawrence's status as the season draws closer.
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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.
6' 3"
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
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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Likely headed for PUP list
DEDallas Cowboys
Shoulder - Labrum
June 13, 2019
Lawrence (shoulder) will likely open training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list, Todd Archer of ESPN reports.
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Facing timeline of 4-to-6 months
DEDallas Cowboys
Shoulder - Labrum
April 9, 2019
Lawrence said his left shoulder surgery Wednesday comes with a recovery timeline of 4-to-6 months, Todd Archer of reports.
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May hit PUP list to start camp
DEDallas Cowboys
April 8, 2019
Lawrence (shoulder) is expected to begin training camp on the PUP list, David Moore of The Dallas Morning News reports.
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Going under knife Wednesday
DEDallas Cowboys
April 6, 2019
Lawrence (shoulder) will have surgery Wednesday, Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
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Nets long-term commitment
DEDallas Cowboys
April 5, 2019
The Cowboys and Lawrence (shoulder) reached an agreement on a five-year extension Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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