Cowboys rookie defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence will return to practice this week, after spending the first six weeks of the season on short term injured reserve with a fractured foot.
Lawrence, the team’s second round pick last May, suffered the injury back in July.
“He’s done really well, worked hard,” head coach Jason Garrett told the team’s official website this week. “So we’re hopeful he can do some football stuff on Wednesday and get himself moving forward.”
Obviously, Lawrence’s return is good news for what has been a surprising defense. What’s more, defensive tackle Josh Brent is just a couple weeks away from being eligible to return to practice as well.
"Certainly, we will try to have a plan for those guys. The big thing for each of those guys is they’ve got to get themselves ready," Garrett said. “We have a lot of resources to help them, but they’ve got to get themselves right, get themselves healthy, get their football feet back underneath them and we will see what their roles are when they come back.”
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