Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that the Cowboys are expected to activate DE DeMarcus Lawrence (shoulder) from the PUP list at some point in the near future.
According to Garafolo, Lawrence will be limited at first but he’s still hoping to be ready for Week 1, which appears to be a “reasonable goal.”
Lawrence is working his way back from offseason shoulder surgery he delayed until he had a long-term extension in place with Dallas.
Lawrence, 26, is a former second-round pick by the Cowboys in the 2014 NFL Draft out of Boise State. He finished a four-year rookie contract before the Cowboys used their franchise tag last year.
Dallas once again franchised Lawrence at the start of 2019 before agreeing on a five-year, $105 million deal this offseason.
In 2018, Lawrence appeared in all 16 games for the Cowboys and recorded 64 tackles, 10.5 sacks, an interception, two forced fumbles, a recovery and a pass defense. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 9 overall edge defender out of 103 qualifying players.