DeMarcus Lawrence Looking to Step Up

Lawrence says he no longer feels like a rookie

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Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence is just eight games into his NFL career, but he says he doesn’t feel like a rookie anymore.

A second round pick out of Boise State, Lawrence suffered a broken foot in training camp and was forced to miss the first eight games of the year. He finished the regular season with a modest nine tackles, but made his presence felt in the playoff win over the Lions with two tackles, including the game-sealing strip-sack of Matthew Stafford.

I feel like this is my time to step up,” Lawrence said, per the Dallas Morning News. “Being a rookie is over. ... I feel like I got my step back, so it’s time for me to show up. Jerry [Jones], the coaches, the organization, they put a lot of trust in me, so I’m just trying to go out each play and do my job.”

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