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  • Cowboys' DeMarcus Lawrence: Limited to start Week 13 prep

    Lawrence (foot) was limited during Wednesday's practice, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports. Despite battling an illness and a foot injury, Lawrence was deemed active for the Cowboys' Thanksgiving Day matchup against the Giants. The star pass rusher isn't listed with an illness anymore, but he's still limited by the foot injury. Regardless, barring a setback, Lawrence figures to play through the injury again in Week 13, though fantasy managers should monitor his status throughout the week to ensure that's the case.
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  • Cowboys' DeMarcus Lawrence: Officially available vs. Giants

    Lawrence (foot/illness) is active for Thursday's game against the Giants, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports. Lawrence was expected to suit up Thursday after being listed as questionable, and he'll officially be able to play through a stress fracture in his foot. Over the first 10 games of the year, he's totaled 44 tackles (30 solo), including six sacks, along with two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and a touchdown.
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  • Cowboys' DeMarcus Lawrence: Trending toward playing

    Lawrence (foot/illness) is expected to play Thursday against the Giants, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Lawrence was questionable for Thursday's matchup after practicing as a limited participant Wednesday, and he'll likely be able to play through the stress fracture in his foot on Thanksgiving. Over his two appearances since the Cowboys' Week 9 bye, he's tallied nine tackles (six solo), including two sacks, and a forced fumble.
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  • Cowboys' DeMarcus Lawrence: Listed as questionable

    Lawrence (foot/illness) is questionable for Thursday's matchup against the Giants, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports. Lawrence is battling a knee injury and an illness but returned to practice as a limited participant Wednesday after not participating Monday or Tuesday. Despite the lack of practice and the injury designation, the star defensive end is still expected to suit up for the Thanksgiving Day matchup, per Jon Machota of The Athletic.
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  • Cowboys' DeMarcus Lawrence: Doesn't practice Tuesday

    Lawrence sat out the Cowboys' practice Tuesday, and he is listed as having an illness in addition to a foot injury, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports. Lawrence has been dealing with a foot injury since last week, though he was able to play through the issue and record his sixth sack of the season in Sunday's victory over Minnesota. He was labeled as DNP for Monday's estimated practice before sitting out Tuesday, and the new mention of an illness casts doubt on his ability to take the field against the Giants in Week 12. It doesn't help that the Cowboys have a short week, as they're scheduled for their traditional contest on Thanksgiving Day.
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  • Cowboys' DeMarcus Lawrence: Sits out practice Monday

    Lawrence (foot) was listed as a DNP on the Cowboys' injury report Monday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports. Lawrence popped up with what was labeled as a minor foot injury last Wednesday. While the 30-year-old was considered questionable heading into Sunday's 40-3 win over the Vikings, he was ultimately able to suit up and recorded two tackles, including one sack. Lawrence's 23 defensive snaps Week 11 did mark a season low for the defensive end, though this was likely due to the blowout nature of the contest. The Pro Bowler will have two more practices to increase his activity before Dallas' matchup against the Giants on Thanksgiving Day.
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  • Cowboys' DeMarcus Lawrence: Will play Sunday

    Lawrence (foot) is active Sunday against the Vikings, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports. Lawrence was able to get in a limited practice Friday after logging DNPs earlier in the week. The ability of the veteran edge rusher to suit up Sunday will certainly be a boon to the team's defense.
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  • Cowboys' DeMarcus Lawrence: Collects fifth sack

    Lawrence recorded seven tackles, including a sack, in Sunday's overtime loss to the Packers. Four different Cowboys tied for the team lead with seven tackles, but Lawrence was the only one to chip in a sack as well. The veteran defensive end has five sacks through nine games, giving him a shot at his first season with double digits since 2018, and with 42 tackles, he's already on pace to shatter his previous career high of 64 in that category.
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  • Cowboys' DeMarcus Lawrence: Limited with chest injury

    Lawrence (chest) was listed as a limited participant on the Cowboys' injury report Wednesday, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports. It was previously reported that Lawrence was dealing with a rib injury following Dallas' win over the Rams on Sunday, though he was listed with a chest issue on Wednesday's practice report. While the exact nature and severity of this issue are unclear, it's possible the Cowboys are taking every precaution with the 30-year-old defensive end, as he played his second lowest defensive snaps of the season in Week 5. Lawrence will have two more practices to improve his injury status before Sunday's divisional matchup with the Eagles.
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  • Cowboys' DeMarcus Lawrence: Dealing with injured ribs

    Lawrence is expected to be a limited participant at Wednesday's practice after suffering a ribs injury in Week 5, Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning News reports. Lawrence made two tackles and scored a touchdown on a fumble recovery in the Cowboys' Week 5 win over the Rams, but he appears to have left the contest a little worse for wear, injuring his ribs in the contest. His participation at practice this week is worth monitoring, but considering the fact he is practicing in any capacity Wednesday, Lawrence seems likely to go Sunday against the Eagles.
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  • Cowboys' DeMarcus Lawrence: Limited in walkthrough

    Lawrence (foot) was listed as a limited participant on the Cowboys' injury report Wednesday, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports. Lawrence temporarily exited Monday's win over the Giants to be examined for a foot injury, though he later returned and logged six tackles with three sacks. However, the 30-year-old's foot continued to ail him during Dallas' limited practice Wednesday. While this could just be a precautionary move given the team's relatively quick turnaround following Monday's game, it will be worth monitoring Lawrence's injury status during full practices Thursday and Friday.
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  • Cowboys' DeMarcus Lawrence: Exits with injury

    Lawrence entered the Cowboys' medical tent with a foot injury during Monday's game against the Giants, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports. Lawrence's status for the remainder of Monday's game is unclear after he was forced to exit with a foot injury in the second half. With the veteran defensive end sidelined, rookie Sam Williams should see increased usage for the time being.
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  • Cowboys' DeMarcus Lawrence: Sticking in Dallas

    The Cowboys and Lawrence agreed to a new three-year contract Monday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. There were talking points from both sides about Lawrence's contract situation this offseason, but in the end he'll stay with the team that made him a second-round pick back in 2014. Notably, he's now in line to be the first defensive end in league history to have his contract fully guaranteed for seven consecutive campaigns once he plays it out. Since tallying back-to-back seasons with double-digit sacks in 2017 and 2018, Lawrence has managed just 14.5 sacks in 39 games over the last three years. Still, he'll remain the key cog of Dallas' pass rush for the foreseeable future.
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  • Cowboys' DeMarcus Lawrence: Another sack Saturday

    Lawrence recorded four tackles (three solo) including a sack and added a pass defended in Saturday's win over the Eagles. The veteran pass rusher was a force once again for the Cowboys, and missing 10 games earlier in the season to injury may have served to keep Lawrence fresh for the playoffs. Over the last five games, he's racked up 14 tackles, three sacks, three passes defended, a forced fumble and an INT he returned for a touchdown, giving him plenty of momentum heading into Sunday's wild-card round matchup against the 49ers.
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  • Cowboys' DeMarcus Lawrence: Records first career TD

    Lawrence recorded two solo tackles, a sack, a pass breakup and a pick-six in Sunday's 56-14 win over Washington. This was Lawrence's first career touchdown. The 29-year-old missed time this year with a foot injury and has played just five games, but he's made quite an impact with 16 tackles (13 solo), four pass breakups, two sacks, two forced fumbles and a pick-six. Teaming up with rookie Micah Parsons and Randy Gregory makes this a daunting pass rush for opposing offenses to handle.
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  • Cowboys' DeMarcus Lawrence: Logs first sack of season

    Lawrence had two solo tackles and one sack during Sunday's divisional win over Washington. Lawrence played 68 percent of defensive snaps in his third appearance of the season, and he managed to tally his first sack. Though a foot injury forced Lawrence to miss 10 games, he has managed to return to full strength in time to assist Dallas' defense as a key pass rusher down the stretch.
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  • Cowboys' DeMarcus Lawrence: Officially removed from IR

    Lawrence (foot) was activated from IR on Thursday, Rob Phillips of the Cowboys' official site reports. This move was expected, but it's still a key development, as it officially paves the way for Lawrence to suit up Thursday evening against the Saints. Lawrence has been practicing but will have some rust to shake off since he hasn't played since the season opener, so he'll likely need a few games to ramp up to his usual level of playing time.
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  • Cowboys' DeMarcus Lawrence: Will face Saints on Thursday

    Cowboys team owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday that Lawrence (foot) "has had a good week" and will play Thursday versus the Saints, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports. The Cowboys haven't yet officially taken Lawrence off IR, but such a transaction appears imminent. The defensive end hasn't played since Week 1 due to a foot injury, for which he underwent surgery, so it's possible he could have his snap count managed upon retaking the field.
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  • Cowboys' DeMarcus Lawrence: Not practicing Tuesday, out Week 12

    Lawrence (foot) didn't practice Tuesday, though Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said the defensive end could soon be designated for return from injured reserve, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports. Since Lawrence has yet to resume practicing since undergoing surgery Sept. 16 to address a fractured foot, he's safe to rule out for the Cowboys' Thanksgiving Day game against the Raiders. On a more positive note, McCarthy's comments suggested Lawrence might be ready to resume practicing at some point next week. Whenever Lawrence is designated for return from IR, the Cowboys will have 21 days to evaluate him for a spot on the 53-man roster.
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  • Cowboys' DeMarcus Lawrence: Activated from PUP list

    The Cowboys activated Lawrence (back) from the PUP list Tuesday, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports. Lawrence isn't yet ready to resume practicing, but he's at least managed to pass his physical. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he expects Lawrence to return to practice mid-August, and if that's indeed how things play out, there won't be any reason to worry about his status for Week 1.
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