DeMarcus Lawrence Injury: Updates on Cowboys Rookie's Foot and Return

Scott PolacekFeatured ColumnistJuly 29, 2014

This is a 2014 photo of DeMarcus Lawrence of the Dallas Cowboys NFL football team. This image reflects the Dallas Cowboys active roster as of Thursday, May 15, 2014 when this image was taken. (AP Photo)
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Updates from Wednesday, July 30

Clarence Hill of The Star Telegram reported on DeMarcus Lawrence's timetable for recovery:

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The one thing every NFL team and player wants to avoid in training camp in late July is injuries, and DeMarcus Lawrence and the Dallas Cowboys were unable to do so Tuesday. 

Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News and NFL Around the League updated fans on the latest surrounding Lawrence's injury:

George eventually confirmed the worst:

ESPN's Todd Archer has more on the injury:

Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning-News has Tyron Smith's take on what happened:

George spoke with Jerry Jones about what the next step for Lawrence would be:

Nothing has been confirmed, but it doesn't sound good according to Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram:

While there is plenty of time before the actual season starts, the fact that Lawrence was helped by a trainer and carted off the field is an ominous sign when discussing the potential severity of this setback. This certainly isn’t something the rookie wanted to undergo before even stepping foot on an NFL field for an actual game.

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The Cowboys selected Lawrence with the No. 34 overall pick in the draft and were hoping he could shore up their vulnerable defense. He was one of the best edge pass-rushers in all of college football at Boise State, and he has the versatility to play both inside and outside on the defensive line.

The Cowboys could use that type of production this season, so this will be interesting to keep an eye on. Stay tuned as updates develop.