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Report: Cowboys fear Demarcus Lawrence has a broken foot


For a defense that couldn’t afford to take any more hits after the loss of Sean Lee to injury earlier this offseason, the Dallas Cowboys had to watch another key defensive piece get carted off the practice field.

Second-round defensive end Demarcus Lawrence was taken off the field by cart after going down with an injury during Tuesday’s practice.

According to Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Cowboys fear Lawrence has suffered a broken foot.

While the extent of the damage is still uncertain, it is an injury that can require a substantial recovery period.

Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones missed the final 11 games of last season after breaking a screw in his surgically repaired foot. Houston Texans lineman David Quessenberry missed the entire season after breaking a bone in his foot in practice prior to the start of the season.

Depending on the severity of the injury, the Cowboys could place Lawrence on the short-term injured reserve list for the start of the regular season, which would force him to miss at least eight game before being eligible to play.

For a defense that was ranked dead last in 2013, it’s a blow the Cowboys couldn’t afford to take.

UPDATE 1:00 a.m. ET: According to Todd Archer of, Lawrence did suffer a broken foot and is expected to miss 8-10 weeks. The injury will require surgery to repair the damage.

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32 Responses to “Report: Cowboys fear Demarcus Lawrence has a broken foot”
  1. Big Blue On You says: Jul 30, 2014 12:47 AM

    33rd in the League on defense, working on 34th. (for the mentally challenged Cowgirl fans out there, all 13 of you, this means they stink, and WILL be worse than last year)

  2. governor1883 says: Jul 30, 2014 12:49 AM

    Next up – whining, crying, and excuses about how they were champs except for the injuries and losses.

  3. mrlaloosh says: Jul 30, 2014 12:54 AM

    Bring back Monte Kiffin!!!!!!!

  4. caryw30 says: Jul 30, 2014 12:58 AM

    As a Cowboys fan I am very sadden by this news. But thinking long term I wish the Cowboys sit Lawrence down for the entire season and heal his foot and make it stronger. And the Cowboys move on. If they make the mistake of rushing him back too soon he could get worse and remember Quessenberry missed the entire season. The Cowboys can do no less for Lawrence.

  5. Big Blue On You says: Jul 30, 2014 1:06 AM

    And where was Zack Martin? Another notch in his belt. Keep this up and the rest of the NFC East will be voting you MVP

  6. lions4lo says: Jul 30, 2014 1:08 AM

    Absolutely NOT a Cowboys fan but you hate to see any team decimated by injuries like this.

  7. kelleygrn4ever says: Jul 30, 2014 1:31 AM

    Two things you will be able to count on this year from the Cowboys.
    1) Romo, Bryant, Whitten & Murray will produce excellent fantasy numbers.
    2) Bet the “over” all year long. There will probably be about 10-12 Cowboy games that score >51.5 points. With several going >60pts. (Thanksgiving will be one of them)

  8. neagle64 says: Jul 30, 2014 1:45 AM

    Opposite of a Cowboy fan but tough break (pun not intended) for the kid.

  9. kenwoodkid67 says: Jul 30, 2014 1:59 AM

    Get a veteran and move on Richard Seymore is out there hopefully Spencer is ready to go. Offense play every game like you played against Broncos we go 11-5 and when the Division or go 1-15 and get the QB from Florida or get Suh from Detroit.

  10. trefkennedy says: Jul 30, 2014 2:17 AM

    2-14 we’re gonna get the 1st pick in the 2015 draft watch

  11. oilmanplainview says: Jul 30, 2014 2:23 AM

    The cowboy’s defense might be comically bad this year.

  12. ericn42000 says: Jul 30, 2014 3:37 AM

    6-10 this season no playoffs not even close, I’m a big cowboys fan. Just another year on top of all the other seasons this team won’t get it done.

  13. johnycomments says: Jul 30, 2014 4:59 AM

    Guess now Dallas will say they’re gonna be the best defense the NFL ever saw, sheesh.

  14. troysmithirvin24 says: Jul 30, 2014 5:59 AM

    1st place defense huh …. Not a good start so far

  15. jjones1446 says: Jul 30, 2014 6:05 AM

    Man! What next, this defense is snake bite!

  16. jerrysglassescleaner says: Jul 30, 2014 6:26 AM

    Ggggrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! Get well soon Dlaw. Week 4-6 maybe sooner. Cant wait. I know you’ll be awesome once you return.

  17. gammynomnom says: Jul 30, 2014 6:35 AM

    what the heck are they doing in practices that is injuring all these players? players play all year , in game situations and don;t get hurt, but in Dallas they drop like flys in training camp,Is it player conditioning or unsound practice methods?

  18. wiztopher says: Jul 30, 2014 6:47 AM

    Eagles 2014-15 NFC East Champs….Easy.

  19. raiderufan says: Jul 30, 2014 7:17 AM

    Jeremy Mincey, George Selvie, Demarcus Lawrence and Anthony Spencer very obviously make up the top 4 at DE for this team. Lawrence out, Spencer not near 100% and if they can’t go 100% Selvie and Mincey will be backed up by…???? Martez Wilson?

    The offense may be one of the most talented in the league but a smart team will just keep them off the field and grind this defense to dust. They have some solid depth players and some players that should be strict special teamers starting at every level of this defense.

  20. hugeredskinsfan says: Jul 30, 2014 7:36 AM

    I can’t believe the bad luck the cowboys have had. This might be a long season for that defense…

  21. nceaglesfan says: Jul 30, 2014 8:14 AM

    Always hate to see injuries this early in camp. On the other side of the coin, at least he’ll have time to recover and make a contribution this season. Also gives Jerry another excuse for his poor defense….

  22. denverdude7 says: Jul 30, 2014 8:17 AM

    How ’bout them allas Cowboys ???

  23. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jul 30, 2014 8:29 AM

    It’s awful news for him and the Dallas defense. They invested 2nd and 3rd round picks in him. It’s why I don’t think it is a good idea to place two picks in one player but it’s classic Jerry.

    “Next man up” term used too often in Dallas.

  24. 700levelvet says: Jul 30, 2014 8:32 AM

    Yeah but Romo’s back is good, and according to Jethro, that’s all they need…

  25. 88xfactor says: Jul 30, 2014 8:40 AM

    What Next!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. johnelwayishorsefaced says: Jul 30, 2014 9:14 AM

    7-9. Or worse.

  27. sportstalkprofessional says: Jul 30, 2014 9:35 AM

    Try 5-11…. @ best.

  28. bkostela says: Jul 30, 2014 10:27 AM

    “key defensive piece”? dude was a second round pick, this year. you can’t expect him to be a day one starter.

  29. redsoxu571 says: Jul 30, 2014 10:29 AM

    Haha, wow…another day, another injury. The best part is, if/when the Cowboys struggle with mediocrity, the trolls will be crowing about how the team lacks talent. It would sure be nice to see how it would do with a relatively healthy roster one of these years.

  30. Youknowimright says: Jul 30, 2014 11:37 AM

    He’ll be back by early October. Relax everyone. Marinelli will have a much better def this yr. This def will be the surprise of the NFL. guaranteed.

  31. calicowboysfan86 says: Jul 30, 2014 12:06 PM

    It never ends. Can’t catch a break.

  32. ragingmouse says: Jul 30, 2014 1:55 PM

    5 wins ( maybe )…

    *pending other teams injuries…

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