Dallas Cowboys second-year defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence sat out of practice on Monday with tightness in his back, but the issue doesn’t seem to be serious and Lawrence himself has said he’d be fine.
This is good news for the many fans who believe Lawrence could be on the verge of a breakout season in 2015.
Lawrence came to the Cowboys in the second round of the 2014 Draft out of Boise State, after the team traded up to the 34th overall pick to get him. He suffered a fractured foot in training camp and spent the first half of his rookie season on the injured reserve/designated to return list.
When Lawrence did return, he struggled to get up to speed and finished the regular season with just 9 tackles. He started to put it together down the stretch, though, and recorded a sack in each of the Cowboys’ playoff games, including the game-ending strip-sack of the Lions’ Matt Stafford in the Wild Card Round.