Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence had a procedure done on his back, and there is no immediate timetable on his return.
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Lawrence Undergoes Back Surgery
Saturday, Jan. 30
ESPNDallas.com's Todd Archer reported that Dallas' young pass-rusher recently had back surgery, and he will return to the field "when it matters."
Lawrence's agency DEC Management added Lawrence is "100% and will be good to go and have a huge season."
Head coach Jason Garrett did not have a timetable on Lawrence's return, but was not concerned about his health going forward, according to Archer.
“It was something that bothered him for a lot of the year,” Garrett said, per David Helman of DallasCowboys.com. “He obviously played through it, but he was dealing with it a little bit.”
Lawrence sent out this tweet on Thursday:
Demarcus Lawrence @TankLawrence
Can't wait to get back to work. Feeling great. 2016 is our year! Love and thank you all of the support. #thereisnooffseason2016-1-28 23:04:16
Lawrence recorded a career-high eight sacks in his second year out of Boise State and will be relied upon next year to become a top-tier defensive end for Dallas now that Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reported the Cowboys won't bring back Hardy next year.
Lawrence is one of the young pass-rushers the Cowboys feel will be a building block for the future. Dallas signed defensive tackle Tyrone Crawford to a five-year extension this season, and a healthy Randy Gregory could pay dividends for the Cowboys in 2016.
The Cowboys defense has potential, and a bulk of that belongs with Lawrence.