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Demarcus Lawrence has Jerry Jones “frothing at the mouth”

DeMarcus Lawrence

Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence talks with the media during NFL football training camp, Thursday, July 24, 2014, in Oxnard, Calif. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas)


Even though their defense is better than it used to be (not that that’s hard), the Cowboys still have just six sacks on the season.

They’re hoping help for that is just around the corner.

With Demarcus Lawrence practicing well after breaking his foot, the Cowboys hope he’s ready to play when he can be brought back from IR/designated for return on Nov. 2.

Lawrence had everybody frothing at the mouth a little bit out there last week,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said on KRLD-FM. “He has really improved his body during this time off. He’s used it to really have a lot of strength work. It’s something that he didn’t do as much [in college] as he’s doing now. He’s had quite a physical improvement.”

The second-round pick could make an immediate impact once he’s well, as there’s no real pass-ruhser on the roster, with defensive tackle Henry Melton leading the team with 1.5 sacks.