Lawrence recorded 58 tackles (34 solo) while adding 6.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, two passes defended and a fumble recovery over 16 games in 2020.
The veteran defensive end once again gave it his all on the field without seeing much in the way of IDP production. Lawrence did have his moments -- 4.5 of his sacks came during a seven-game stretch in the middle of the season -- but he doesn't get enough help in the pass rush to avoid extra attention from opposition blockers. Randy Gregory did have a couple of big games in the second half, however, and if he can take a step forward and present a consistent threat, Lawrence could be freed up to get after the QB more often in 2021.
Lawrence made five tackles (three solo), a sack and a forced fumble in Sunday's 41-33 win over the 49ers.
With 5.5 sacks through 14 games, Lawrence has surpassed last year's five-sack mark, but he'll finish well short of the career-high 14.5 sacks he posted in 2017. In that season, Lawrence also posted a career-best 64 tackles. That number is within reason this year, as the veteran defensive end has registered 50 stops thus far.
Lawrence (illness) is active for Sunday's matchup against the Vikings.
It was expected that the two-time Pro Bowler would be good to go for Week 11, given the fact that he traveled with the team to Minnesota and was officially cleared to play, per Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The positive news has been confirmed with the release of Dallas' Week 11 injury report, providing Lawrence with his 10th start of the 2020 campaign. The Boise State product managed only one sack over his first six appearances of the year, but he has two sacks in his past three games entering Sunday's tilt.
Lawrence (illness) remains listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Vikings, but he traveled with the Cowboys to Minnesota and has been cleared to play, Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Lawrence dealt with an illness during the practice week, but he's continued to pass all COVID-19 testing and looks like he won't face any limitations Sunday. His availability will be confirmed when the Cowboys release their inactive list approximately 90 minutes before Sunday's 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff.
Lawrence (illness) is questionable for Sunday's game against Minnesota, Craig Peters of the Vikings' official site reports.
Lawrence and backup Randy Gregory are both dealing with illnesses, but Gregory was at least able to practice on a limited basis Friday while Lawrence remained sidelined. If either defensive end sits out Sunday, Justin Hamilton would be in line to see more snaps.
Lawrence didn't participate in Thursday's practice due to an illness, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.
It's unclear how serious the illness is and if it's COVID-19 related, but this news puts Lawrence's chances to suit up Sunday in jeopardy. The veteran continues to perform at a high level for the Cowboys, as he's racked up 34 tackles (22 solo), three sacks and two forced fumbles in nine games. If Lawrence is forced to miss Sunday's game, Bradlee Anae and Tyrone Crawford would be in line for an uptick in snaps.
Lawrence recorded six tackles (five solo), including his third sack of the season, in Sunday's loss to the Eagles.
The Dallas pass rush took down Carson Wentz four times on the night, starting with Lawrence on the Eagles' second play from scrimmage. He also forced a Boston Scott fumble in the third quarter, although the ball squirted out of bounds before the Cowboys could gain possession. All three of Lawrence's sacks this season have come in the last four games, and the veteran DE could be headed for a big second half.
Lawrence recorded seven tackles (four solo) including a sack, in Sunday's loss to Washington.
It was Lawrence's best IDP showing of 2020, as he picked up his second sack of the year along with a season high in tackles. With Randy Gregory now reinstated, the Cowboys have plenty of talent off the edge with Lawrence, Gregory, Everson Griffen and Aldon Smith all potential pass-rush threats, which could allow D-Law to avoid the consistent double teams he's had to deal with the last few seasons.
Lawrence recorded three tackles (two solo), including a sack, in Sunday's win over the Giants.
He made his first sack of the season count, as Lawrence jarred the ball loose from Daniel Jones in the second quarter and celebrated as Anthony Brown scooped up the fumble and returned it 29 yards for a touchdown. The Cowboys' defense could use more consistent pressure from Lawrence, especially with the offense potentially headed for a downturn following the loss of Dak Prescott (ankle), but the whole Dallas pass rush will face a tough task in Week 6 against the Cardinals trying to bring down Kyler Murray.
Lawrence (knee) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Browns, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.
Coach Mike McCarthy said earlier in the day that the team expected Lawrence to play Week 4, and the absence of an injury designation confirms that expectation. Lawrence is without a sack through three games but has eight tackles (five solo) and one pass defensed.
Coach Mike McCarthy said Lawrence (knee) "has done everything" Friday and is expected to play Sunday against the Browns, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
The 28-year-old sat out the first two practices of the week, but there never appeared to be much doubt about his availability for Week 4. The release of the injury report later in the day will indicate whether Lawrence is fully cleared for Sunday or if he's still officially questionable.
Lawrence (knee) did not participate during Thursday's practice session, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.
Lawrence missed practice Wednesday and Thursday of last week as well before logging a limited session Friday and garnering 41 percent of the defensive snaps against the Seahawks. Coach Mike McCarthy indicated that in spite of Lawrence's lack of practice participation to this point in the week, he is expected to make his 52nd consecutive regular-season appearance Sunday against the Browns, per Michael Gehlken of Dallas Morning News. The coaching staff is seemingly trying to keep Lawrence as healthy as possible for game time after he played through the issue against Seattle.
Lawrence (knee) didn't practice Wednesday, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.
Lawrence played through his knee injury last week against Seattle, so it's not surprising that he's getting a day off to start the week. If Lawrence hasn't suffered a setback, he should ramp up his practice participation as the week progresses ahead of Sunday's game against the Browns.
Lawrence (knee) is officially active for Sunday's game against Seattle, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.
It was reported earlier that Lawrence was expected to suit up in the contest after practicing on a limited basis, and this news confirmed that notion. Now officially in for Sunday's game, he's been seen his snap count managed through the first few weeks of the season, and it's likely the team will operate under that same notion.
Lawrence (knee/personal), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Seahawks, is expected to play, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Lawrence only practiced once this week -- on a limited basis -- while missing time due to the birth of his child and a lingering right knee injury. The Cowboys are apparently optimistic the knee issue won't prevented Lawrence from suiting up, but his status won't be firmly established until the team releases its inactive list 90 minutes prior to the 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff. Lawrence was limited to playing 37 percent of the Cowboys' defensive snaps in the team's Week 2 win over the Falcons, so his workload could be managed carefully again Week 3. That said, Lawrence's ability to suit up in any capacity would be a boon for the Cowboys' pass rush, which will look to slow down red-hot quarterback Russell Wilson.
Lawrence (knee/personal) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game at Seattle, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Lawrence had quite the week, dealing with a knee injury while also welcoming the birth of his child. He missed practice both Wednesday and Thursday, but a limited session Friday leaves his status up in the air entering the weekend. If he suits up, it'll be interesting to see whether Lawrence bounces back from playing just 37 percent of the defensive snaps this past Sunday against the Falcons.
Lawrence (knee/personal) is not practicing Wednesday for family reasons, Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Lawrence was also limited during the second half of Sunday's win over the Falcons due to a knee injury, so it'll be worth monitoring his activity when he returns to the team. With Everson Griffen on deck, the Cowboys have a more than competent option available in the event that Lawrence is forced to miss any time.
Lawrence (knee/personal) is not participating in Wednesday's practice, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Lawrence's knee injury limited his snaps during the second half of Sunday's win over the Falcons, and it looks as though he may currently be trending in the wrong direction for Week 3. The starting defensive end still has two more chances to increase his practice activity before a decision is made about his status, but Everson Griffen would be in line for increased work if Lawrence ends up forced to miss time.
Coach Mike McCarthy said Lawrence is dealing with a knee injury, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Lawrence was hampered by this injury during this past Sunday's win over the Falcons, spending an unordinary amount of time on the sidelines and finishing with just 37 percent of defensive snaps. He'll be monitored closely during the upcoming practice week, and McCarthy relayed that he'll know more following Wednesday's practice. If he's forced to miss Sunday's game versus Seattle, Everson Griffen is next in line to start at defensive end.
Lawrence saw limited action in the second half of Sunday's wild comeback win over the Falcons due to a knee injury, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.
Fifth-round pick Bradlee Anae took most of the snaps in his place. Lawrence was having an active day before getting hurt, recording five tackles, but he's still looking for his first sack of 2020. Expect his status to become clearer once the Cowboys begin preparations for their Week 3 tilt in Seattle.
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|Sun 09/20||vs ATL||W 40-39||3||2||5||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 09/27||@ SEA||L 31-38||1||1||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/04||vs CLE||L 38-49||3||0||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/25||@ WAS||L 3-25||4||3||7||1||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/01||@ PHI||L 9-23||5||1||6||1||0||0||1||0|
|Sun 11/08||vs PIT||L 19-24||3||1||4||0||0||1||0||0|
|Sun 11/22||@ MIN||W 31-28||1||3||4||0.5||0||0||0||0|
|Thu 11/26||vs WAS||L 16-41||1||3||4||1||0||0||0||0|
|Tue 12/08||@ BAL||L 17-34||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 12/13||@ CIN||W 30-7||2||0||2||0||0||0||1||0|
|Sun 12/20||vs SF||W 41-33||3||2||5||1||0||0||1||0|
|Sun 12/27||vs PHI||W 37-17||1||3||4||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 01/03||@ NYG||L 19-23||3||1||4||1||0||0||0||0|
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