Lawrence, who appeared in just nine games throughout his 2016 campaign, is still in the rehab stages following an offseason back procedure. He's expected to be sidelined for the remainder of OTAs with an eventual return scheduled for training camp.
Lawrence has now had operations on his back in consecutive offseasons. While that's hardly ideal for a 24-year-old who has missed 16 games since entering the league in 2014, Lawrence's latest procedure went well, according to coach Jason Garrett. Nonetheless, there currently isn't a timetable for Lawrence's return, so expect his rehab progress to be updated over the coming months.
Lawrence (back) is slated to undergo surgery this offseason, Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Lawrence has been dealing with lingering back issues for nearly a year now. His upcoming surgery will mark the second consecutive offseason in which the 24-year-old underwent back surgery. It's unsure how this will affect his future in Dallas, but with an entire offseason to recover there is hope that he'll be 100 percent for the start of next season.
Lawrence (back) is listed as active for Sunday's playoff game against the Packers, ESPN's Todd Archer reports.
Lawrence logged just 11 tackles, a sack and a forced fumble in nine games this season, but his return to action after missing three games with a back injury boosts the Cowboys' pass rush and depth at defensive end.
Lawrence (back) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's playoff game against the Packers.
While back problems forced Lawrence from playing in the final three games of the regular season, the third-year defensive end is expected to make a return in Sunday's playoff game.
|P0||8/3/17||@ ARI||8:00 pm|
|P1||8/12/17||@ LAR||9:00 pm|
|P4||8/31/17||@ HOU||8:00 pm|
|2||9/17/17||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|3||9/25/17||@ ARI||8:30 pm|
|Bye: Week 6|
|7||10/22/17||@ SF||4:05 pm|
|8||10/29/17||@ WAS||4:25 pm|
|10||11/12/17||@ ATL||4:25 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ NYG||4:25 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ OAK||8:30 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ PHI||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|