Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence suffered a broken foot, according to Joe Trahan of WFAA, a local Dallas news station.
The news was confirmed by NFL Networkby Ian Rapoport and ESPN’s Todd Archer, who both added that Lawrence is out indefinitely after suffering the injury in training. Lawrence was listed as “limited” in Wednesday’s training report with a foot injury before the news broke.
Through Rapoport, Lawrence broke the fifth metatarsus of the foot and will undergo surgery. Lawrence could return in November if all goes well, Rapoport added.
Lawrence, 29, will likely be short on time and his absence will be a blow to a Cowboys team that depends on their production. Lawrence led Dallas in sacks (6.5), loss tackles (15) and forced fumbles (4) in 2020.
He was named second All Pro team in 2017 and was selected to the 2017 and 2018 Pro Bowls. The Cowboys’ first task without their defensive leader comes Sunday against the Chargers at 4:15 EST.
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