Cowboys second round pick DeMarcus Lawrence will return to practice on Wednesday for the first time since suffering a fractured foot in training camp and has said the foot “feels excellent” going in.
The rookie defensive end is certainly confident--he said before his injury that he was going for double-digit sacks in his rookie season--but admits that he’ll have to allow some time to get his feet back under him.
“I’ve been playing football all my life, so I don’t feel like I’m way behind,” Lawrence said, per Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News, “but I feel like I’m going to have to get better, quicker.”
Lawrence spent the first six weeks of the season on the injured reserve/designated to return list. In that time, the Cowboys’ defense has been very pleasantly surprising, and has played a huge role in the team finishing that span with a 5-1 record.
“It feels great knowing that the team can produce and the things these guys are doing without you,” Lawrence said. “It just makes me feel like I can come in and help a lot more and we can be even better than we are right now.”
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