DeMarcus Lawrence
DeMarcus Lawrence
26-Year-Old Defensive EndDE
Dallas Cowboys
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $17.14 million contract with the Cowboys in March of 2018.
Active Week 6
DEDallas Cowboys
October 14, 2018
Lawrence (shoulder) is listed as active Sunday versus the Jaguars, Calvin Watkins of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Entering the day behind just Geno Atkins, J.J. Watt and T.J. Watt in the sack ranks, Lawrence will look to build upon his 5.5 sacks against a Jacksonville offensive line that has surrendered 11 takedowns of Blake Bortles in five games this season.
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Depth Chart Status
Snap Counts
  • 2018 Defensive Snaps:
    280
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    27
 
Def Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
329
8
2017
704
67
2018
280
27
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other DEs)

Height:   6' 3"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   265 lbs
AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.69 sec
GREAT
Shuttle Time:   4.31 sec
GREAT
Cone Drill:   7.46 sec
POOR
Arm Length:   33.75 in
AVERAGE
Hand Length:   11.00 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   35 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   113 in
WEAK
Bench Press:   20 reps
WEAK
Dallas Cowboys Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2016
2015
2014
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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Expected back in Week 6
DEDallas Cowboys
Shoulder
October 14, 2018
Lawrence (shoulder), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, is expected to play, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Questionable for Sunday
DEDallas Cowboys
Shoulder
October 12, 2018
Lawrence (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News reports.
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On track to play Sunday
DEDallas Cowboys
Shoulder
October 11, 2018
Lawrence (shoulder) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.
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No practice Wednesday
DEDallas Cowboys
Shoulder
October 10, 2018
Lawrence (shoulder) didn't practice Wednesday, Jori Epstein of The Dallas Morning News reports.
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Ready to rock Sunday
DEDallas Cowboys
October 5, 2018
Lawrence (shoulder) was a full participant in Friday's practice and will play Sunday versus the Texans, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports.
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