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This Week Outlook
DeMarcus Lawrence, who barely practiced this week with a foot injury, will play against the Vikings, according to Tom Pelissero.
Lawrence is actually battling injuries to both of his feet and his knee, and thinks he might be playing with a fracture. He is second on the team in sacks so he'll be a key part of the Dallas defense this week in a game that they desperately want to win against a strong Vikings team. Boost the Dallas D/ST up your rankings just a bit with the news, and consider them a startable option this week.
According to multiple reports, DeMarcus Lawrence has agreed to a new three-year, $40 million deal with the Dallas Cowboys that includes $30 million guaranteed.
Lawrence was one of the key players for what was an elite Cowboys defense when healthy, but struggled with injuries this past season. Expect Lawrence to get healthy this off-season and help contribute to the much-improved Cowboys defense.
Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence recently declined to take a paycut, according to Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning News. As a result, Lawrence could be released in the near future.
Lawrence is set to earn $19 million in 2022 and $21 million in 2023. However, when a player declines a paycut, that's generally a sign that he'll be released. If Dallas does decide to cut the pass-rusher, it would create $8 million in cap space while incurring $19 million in dead money. It's worth noting that those figures would be reversed if Dallas cuts him after June 1st, but it remains to be seen if they're willing to wait that long. Lawrence is a two-time Pro Bowler who has spent the entirety of his eight-year career with the Cowboys. Through seven games this past season, he racked up three sacks, 21 tackles, two forced fumbles, and an interception. If he hits the open market, he should generate plenty of interest.
Cowboys DL DeMarcus Lawrence suffered a broken foot during Wednesday's practice.
Specifically, Lawrence broke the fifth-metatarsal in his foot. Ian Rapoport notes that he should return in November. It's a major loss, but it isn't season-ending. Still. Lawrence is Dallas' best defensive player and this was a unit that didn't touch Tom Brady once in Week 1. The offensive environment for Cowboys games will be very friendly for fantasy purposes.
Star pass rusher for the Dallas Cowboys, DeMarcus Lawrence, is to be placed on the PUP list to start the season due to a back injury.
Lawrence is an anchor for the Cowboys' front seven. Hopefully he will be ready for Week 1 for Dallas.