Rookie DeMarcus Lawrence was injured yesterday in practice and will be flying back to Dallas to have surgery to repair a broken bone in his foot. The team will be with out his services for 8-12 weeks while he tries to recover. The team, including owner Jerry Jones, had hoped for better news, but this is how unpredictable playing in the NFL can be.
The team traded their third round pick in the 2014 draft to move up in the second round and select the highly talented defensive end from Boise State. Unfortunately, Lawrence rolled his ankle during drills against Tyron Smith. It was worse than first expected and Lawrence will need surgery that will cost him at least eight games this season.
“He’ll have to go back to Dallas and have surgery on it,” said head coach Jason Garrett, who confirmed the 8-12 week timetable.
You all know the saying around Dallas, “Next Man Up!”