Cowboys rookie defensive end Demarcus Lawrence is scheduled to undergo surgery today in Dallas, just two days after suffering a broken bone in his foot during a training camp workout in Oxnard, CA, according to the team’s official website.
Head coach Jason Garrett acknowledged shortly after Lawrence suffered the injury that it the timetable for the rookie’s return is 8-12 weeks, but expressed some optimism based on what he’s seen from him so far.
“He’ll have to go back to Dallas and have surgery on it,” Garrett said. “He was off to a good start in camp. There’s still a lot of football left in the season after 8-12 weeks.”
After the procedure today, Lawrence will most likely rest in North Texas for a few days before returning to Oxnard to rejoin his teammates.
As for the Cowboys, they’re on to the task of figuring out how to replace Lawrence.
“None of these things with our depth chart are etched in stone,” Garrett said. “He was working with the second unit. We’ll just move guys around.”
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