Cowboys 'Encouraged' With DeMarcus Lawrence's Recovery From Surgery

LANDOVER, MD - OCTOBER 21: Defensive end Demarcus Lawrence #90 of the Dallas Cowboys reacts after a play in the fourth quarter against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on October 21, 2018 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
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It seems that DeMarcus Lawrence is making the right strides to get back to the gridiron as soon as he possibly can. Who thought it would be any different?

The Dallas Cowboys feel good about the defensive standout's progression in recovery from surgery.

"He's doing great. Obviously the focus for him is to get the rehab done, so he's spent a lot of time with our training staff and our weight staff to make sure he comes back the right way," head coach Jason Garrett told Tyler Dragon of the Dallas Morning News. "He's just handling everything the right way. All reports about him are really positive."

Lawrence underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum earlier in the offseason. He's been a defensive force for the Cowboys in recent years, piling up 24.5 sacks in the last two seasons alone.

A two-time Pro Bowler, Lawrence also registered six forced fumbles between 2017 and 2018. He's been perhaps the most consistent producer on the Cowboys' defense.

He's yet to participate in any practices with the team, and his status for the start of the season is still uncertain, but this update is certainly positive for Cowboys fans.

2019 marks the first year of his five-year, $105 million extension, so hearing that he's progressing well from surgery is sure to set the hearts of both the team and the fans at ease.