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Report: DeMarcus Lawrence expected to come off PUP soon, “reasonable” for him to be ready for Week 1

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It’s almost Tank time.

NFL: JUL 27 Cowboys Training Camp Photo by Adam Davis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Cowboys have been without their star pass rusher DeMarcus Lawrence all throughout training camp as he’s recovering from shoulder surgery over the offseason.

Tank’s surgery was a big subject of debate a few months ago as it was partly used as leverage (the timing of it at least) to get him a new contract with the Cowboys. It worked, and he is for the moment the richest player in franchise history.

We’re inside of three weeks to the season opener against the New York Giants and it certainly would be nice to have Lawrence available for whatever Eli Manning has in store. According to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, that is a “reasonable” goal as the defensive end is expected to come off of the PUP list soon.

This is very welcome news. The Cowboys lost their other starting defensive end to both injury and suspension as Robert Quinn will be out for the season’s first two games. People have started to feel like there aren’t many options there behind Quinn and Lawrence, thankfully we shouldn’t have to realize that life with the former for much longer.

There have been a lot of headlines made concerning the Cowboys over the last few weeks and most have had to do with contract situations, namely contract extensions. This is a much-needed breath of fresh air as good news is always great to get.