The Cowboys will be adding some much needed depth to their defensive line, as Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports (via Twitter) that the team has activated rookie defensive end Demarcus Lawrence. Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com tweets that the Cowboys will subsequently waive defensive end Lavar Edwards.
Following an offseason where the Cowboys waived DeMarcus Ware, the team certainly had high hopes for Lawrence, indicated by their willingness to trade up to secure his services. However, the the rookie’s emergence was delayed by a broken foot. The 22-year-old spent his first two years of college at Butler Community College before transferring to Boise State. In his two seasons with the Broncos, Lawrence compiled 20 sacks.
Yesterday, PFR’s Luke Adams surveyed the potential impact of players returning from suspension and injuries. Lawrence was among the selections, with Luke remarking that the Cowboys defense has been solid, but a player like Lawrence will only help solidify the unit.