NewsAugust.23.18

'Mano-a-mano': Why the Cowboys' pass-rush drill ignites camp

Ask defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence about the Dallas Cowboys' pass-rush drill and don't be surprised if the Pro Bowler mentions the time it interfered with him kissing his girlfriend. "La'el [Collins] busted my lip, and I went home to see my girl and kid, and my gi...

Ask defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence about the Dallas Cowboys' pass-rush drill and don't be surprised if the Pro Bowler mentions the time it interfered with him kissing his girlfriend. "La'el [Collins] busted my lip, and I went home to see my girl and kid, and my girl was like, 'What's wrong with your lip?' So I showed her, and she was like, 'Eww, don’t kiss me,'" Lawrence said. "So it kind of made me mad, and I had to whup all their asses because somebody busted my lip." In the one-on-one drill later that day, Lawrence took on four of the five Cowboys’ starti...

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NewsAugust.05.18

Cowboys' defensive line ready to make a statement in 2018

OXNARD, Calif. - The Dallas defensive line could be one of the Cowboys’ strengths this year, and they are not even at full strength yet. "You've got to stay tuned. I mean we are going to put on a big show this year," said DeMarcus Lawrence, who is coming off of his best s...

OXNARD, Calif. - The Dallas defensive line could be one of the Cowboys’ strengths this year, and they are not even at full strength yet. "You've got to stay tuned. I mean we are going to put on a big show this year," said DeMarcus Lawrence, who is coming off of his best season as a pro with 14.5 sacks. "The old Dallas Cowboys ways, just like Mr. Jones likes it. We are going to ball." Lawrence might have earned his first trip to the Pro Bowl in 2017, but now he wants to lead the Cowboys back into the playoffs with a defensive line he is proud of. "We are just young, hungry dogs,"...

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NewsAugust.04.18

What does Cowboys sack master DeMarcus Lawrence have in common with chess legend Bobby Fischer?

OXNARD, Calif. -- DeMarcus Lawrence is more than one of the league's elite pass rushers. He fancies himself as a demented chess master who toys with the psyche of offensive linemen on his way to the quarterback. "The game of football is chess,'' Lawrence said. "I&#39...

OXNARD, Calif. -- DeMarcus Lawrence is more than one of the league's elite pass rushers. He fancies himself as a demented chess master who toys with the psyche of offensive linemen on his way to the quarterback. "The game of football is chess,'' Lawrence said. "I'm basically playing mind games with you. I want you to think I'm going here and now I'm going there. "It's not the position. It's the disposition.'' The Cowboys defensive end jokes that he has zero moves, that all he does is run up the field. But you don't collect 14.5 sacks and 52 quarterback pressures _ the...

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NewsJuly.27.18

Playmakers only: DeMarcus Lawrence won't accept less for Cowboys' hip hop inspired pass-rush

OXNARD, Calif. -- The Cowboys' defensive line believes it has created a fitting identity for the 2018 season. "We call ourselves Hot Boys for a reason," defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence said after Thursday's first practice of training camp, which was unpadded. "We're goi...

OXNARD, Calif. -- The Cowboys' defensive line believes it has created a fitting identity for the 2018 season. "We call ourselves Hot Boys for a reason," defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence said after Thursday's first practice of training camp, which was unpadded. "We're going to stay on fire all year long. We're going to get after the quarterback." It's only July, but based on progress made last season, it doesn't appear Lawrence is blowing smoke. Dallas could finally have the pieces to develop the pass-rushing force it has longed for. Lawrence, who is playing on a $17.1 million franchise tag this...

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