DeMarcus Lawrence received a six-to-eight-week prognosis upon breaking his foot last month, and the Dallas Cowboys veteran defensive end is expected to require every day of that recovery period — if not longer.
Speaking Monday, Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones affirmed Lawrence, who fractured his fifth metatarsal during a Sept. 15 practice, will “probably” miss another “month-plus.” Such is also the case for sophomore defensive tackle Neville Gallimore, who remains on injured reserve after dislocating his left elbow in August.
“The fortunate thing is we’re going to get him back,” Jones said of Lawrence on 105.3 The Fan, via the Dallas Morning News. “It’s still a little early to start to pin down when it’s going to be, but it’s going to be several games past the bye before we’re going to get him back. But most people would agree he was probably our best defensive player before he got hurt, and it’s going to be great when we do get him back. We’re going to have to continue to weather the storm. We’re going to get Dorance Armstrong back after the bye, which will be great to have him back. And certainly have Trysten Hill and [Neville] Gallimore coming back. So, all these guys are going to be big pluses when they come back and look forward to having them back. Look forward to having them back. But Gallimore and DeMarcus Lawrence are going to take more time here, and it’s probably going to be a month-plus before we get them back.”
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Dallas Hasn’t Missed a Beat in D-Law’s Absence
Credit to coordinator Dan Quinn; you would never know the Cowboys are without their best defensive player, the $105 million pass-rusher who forms a terrific troika with Randy Gregory and Micah Parsons.
Quinn has managed to coax consistent production out of Gregory and Parsons, who’ve combined for 4.5 sacks across five games (four for Gregory). This, to say nothing of rookie linemen Osa Odighizuwa (two sacks) and Chauncey Golston (half-sack) and free-agent pickup Tarell Basham (one sack).
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Week 5 Injury Report
Both Jones and Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy reported no injuries stemming from Sunday’s 44-20 victory over the New York Giants, save for running back Ezekiel Elliott’s uncomfortable fall onto an end zone pylon.
“That thing is kinda hard,” Elliott said after the game, via Jon Machota of The Athletic. “Maybe we should find a new spot for it. … I think it is foamy, but it’s hard. The base of it is hard too. It’s definitely not soft. It definitely hurt. It kinda stabbed me. I lost my wind.”
“We came through the game it sounds like pretty good without our any surprise injuries other than obviously Zeke landed on that pylon tough. I think all of our technology this day and time, we got cameras in those pylons and everything,” Jones said in his postgame remarks, via Calvin Watkins of the Dallas Morning News.
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