DeMarcus Lawrence hasn’t recorded a sack in his two games back after serving a four-game suspension to open the season. Heck, he hasn’t even recorded a tackle.
Lawrence has been credited with two quarterback pressures in two games.
“Each week I think he’ll get better and better,” defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli said. “He’s had a good week of practice. It’s just he’s got to work through the process.”
Lawrence has been slowed by injuries much of the season. He underwent back surgery after last season, and has recently been dealing with a shoulder injury.
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Both injuries have forced the Dallas Cowboys to be cautious with the number of snaps he has played. Lawrence played 17 snaps against Cincinnati in Week 5, and 29 against Green Bay in Week 6.
But Lawrence is feeling better physically going into Sunday’s game against Philadelphia.
“It’s been feeling good, it’s been holding up for me,” Lawrence said.
Lawrence has been expected to make a big impact since rejoining the team. He led the team with eight sacks a season ago, and has been pegged as a guy who could lift the defense.
And Lawrence is hungry to get his first sack of the season, although knows it won’t be easy against Pro Bowl left tackle Jason Peters this weekend.
“Oh, man, I’ve been waiting a while,” Lawrence said. “It’s time to go get it. I’m going to be facing a good tackle in Peters, so I’ve got to go play and can’t let him have control of me.”