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DeMarcus Lawrence Injury: Updates on Cowboys DE's Recovery from Back Surgery

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) throws a pass in front of Dallas Cowboys defensive end Demarcus Lawrence (90) during the second half of an NFL football game in Tampa, Fla., Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015. The Buccaneers won 10-6. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
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Danny WebsterAnalyst IIIJanuary 11, 2017

Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence had a procedure done on his back, and there is no immediate timetable on his return.

Continue for updates. 

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:

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.

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