DeMarcus Lawrence wants to beat Von Miller to season sacks record

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DeMarcus Lawrence continues rehab on his shoulder, but even while doing that, the Cowboys defensive end is thinking about getting a leg up on Von Miller.

The Broncos linebacker has talked openly about breaking Michael Strahan’s single-season sacks record. Strahan had 22.5 in 2001.

Lawrence wants it, too, and he wants to get it before Miller does.

“My goal is to be the best that’s ever played this game,” Lawrence said Saturday at SportsCon 2019 in Dallas. “For sure, I want to beat that sack record, make it my own, so he can talk about beating my record. I’m going to just wait until I get to the season and then worry about sacks.”

Lawrence, 27, had 14.5 sacks in 2017 and 10.5 last season and got paid for it. He signed a five-year, $105 million deal this offseason.

The two-time Pro Bowler delayed shoulder surgery until getting his money, so Lawrence didn’t go under the knife until April.

Private defensive line coach Brandon Jordan recently posted video of Lawrence using his shoulder while working out in the sand.

“The mobility and my strength is coming back naturally,” Lawrence said. “I’m working every day. I’m able to do things. I’m just still limited. Just taking my time. I’ve got time still.”

Lawrence is expected to start training camp on the physically unable to perform list, although he said Saturday he has no idea what the plan is.

“My main thing is to be ready by Week One,” Lawrence said.

25 responses to “DeMarcus Lawrence wants to beat Von Miller to season sacks record

  1. Someone named Lawrence is already the best to play the game at that position and he doesn’t have the sack record. That would be Lawrence Taylor. Now, off the field, he’s a totally different story.

  2. I like Strahan as both a player and personality but his recording breaking sack of Favre was pathetic and considered by many as a ‘gimme’. Look forward to someone TRULY earning it.

  3. Under the leadership of Jerry Jones the past 20+ years the Cowboys
    have turned into a lot of Talkers and a lot less Doer’s.

  4. I know sacks are really important but sometimes I wonder if we as fans put too much on totals. I’d be more happy that our guy can contain the edge, stop the run, knock down passes, create pressure than have a huge sack number. Just my two cents.

  5. Variety of players talking about records and contracts this off-season, and all this time I thought the immortal Herm Edwards was right when he said ‘You play to win the game’.

    Actually, I know Herm was right. You play to win the Super Bowl. A shame so many are more interested in individual records. You do not need individual records to win, but win often enough, records and Super Bowl rings may follow anyways.

  6. Love the Strahan, L.T. Bruce Smith Von Miller great single season stats All very good BUT, Reggie White (GOAT) Had 21 sacks in TWELVE GAMES in 1987. That should be the record!

  7. Of course we’ll never know many more sacks Deacon Jones had since the NFL didn’t keep that stat in Deacon’s days.

  8. Your sack count went down and then you had surgery in the off-season and got paid with a new contract. I’ll bet you have even less sacks this year then last.

  9. @ EaglesFan1023

    “If he didn’t play against Lane Johnson 2x/year maybe he would”.

    You failed to mention the sweep of the “defending” SB champs last year by Dallas in those 2 games. It doesn’t really matter how many sacks any individual player gets – winning the game is what matters most. Philly choked when it mattered most, and you lost your best QB to Jacksonville to boot. Things are looking very questionable for Philly until proven otherwise for 2019.

    The addition of Robert Quinn on the opposite side enhances the chances for Lawrence, but that is a moot point. Winning the SB is the goal. Dallas is as deep as they have been on the D-line in quite some time, and the opposing QB’s and O-lines will have their work cut out for them. Dallas gets Frederick back, and drafted another stud O-lineman in McGovern, so their O-line is also going to be stronger.

    I would say you commented on a Dallas thread because you are intimidated. And it is justified, as Philly is not the team they were in 2017.

  10. As an eagles fan i can honestly the oline of Dallas scares me more. They get healthy and Zeke can run down hill it makes Prescott a stud passer. Stopping that offense when Zeke is running wild is almost impossible.

  11. @ Dennis Carson

    “Someone named Lawrence is already the best to play the game at that position and he doesn’t have the sack record. That would be Lawrence Taylor. Now, off the field, he’s a totally different story.”

    DeMarcus Lawrence is a DE, Lawrence Taylor was a LB (and some would argue that makes Taylor’s sack totals that much more impressive). Taylor was a total beast, but he was also “powdering his nose” before several games (as per his own admission), so who knows how much of that PED played into his accolades. But this is about 2019, not about the 1980’s.

  12. It’s so cute when Cowboy fans talk about who
    Should comment and not considering that the Eagles have an SB this decade and they are a joke of a franchise. But hey, keep enjoying watching those titles you got when Clinton was in office and before free agency.

  13. @jsrdc

    Your team hasn’t won more than a Wild Card game in over 20 years… just think about that before you start talking about anyone fearing them.

  14. @ shadrach422 says:

    “Your team hasn’t won more than a Wild Card game in over 20 years… just think about that before you start talking about anyone fearing them.”

    Like the Eagles, The Cowboys have been to the playoffs twice in the last 3 years – that is not an easy accomplishment. Yes, the Eagles FINALLY found a way to win a SB (and were very fortunate to do so, as Tom Brady completely dominated their D in that game to the tune of 505 yards and 3 TD’s). Of course haters like yourself will downplay The Cowboys. And when the Cowboys win another Super Bowl, the excuses and attempts to downplay it will continue to come. Yawn…….

    BTW, Why do only the last 20 years count? Legacies count from the START of a franchise. And speaking of legacies, for all of those crap-talking Iggle fans, the Lombardi count is 5 to 1 in favor of Dallas. Philthy and their fans have quite a bit of catching up to do.

  15. jucam1 says:
    July 13, 2019 at 5:27 pm
    It’s so cute when Cowboy fans talk about who
    Should comment and not considering that the Eagles have an SB this decade and they are a joke of a franchise. But hey, keep enjoying watching those titles you got when Clinton was in office and before free agency.

    5 4 Rate This

    Its 2027 and the Eagles are still talking about their one little Superbowl.

    Ohhh Nick foles won us one super bowl.
    Whooopie Doo bro. You guys have one Super bowl. Sure Cowboys haven’t won one since the 90s. Meanwhile they are the most expensive brand in all of sports. The cowboys are the only team in the NFL that can self sustain.

  16. shadrach422 says:
    July 13, 2019 at 5:40 pm
    @jsrdc
    Your team hasn’t won more than a Wild Card game in over 20 years… just think about that before you start talking about anyone fearing them.

    And the previous Eagles’ NFL championship was when Eisenhower was still in the White House.

  17. Lawrence is the total package as a defensive end make no mistake about that,hopefully he can finally get past Lane Johnson

  18. To do so he’s going to have to bribe a QB to fall down on purpose like Strahan. Gastineau should be the record holder. But if we are going back unofficially Coy Bacon had 26 sacks one season in the 70s.

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