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Cowboys DE DeMarcus Lawrence out at least 8 weeks with fractured foot

OXNARD, Calif. -- The Cowboys defense suffered another blow. Rookie defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence has a fractured right foot and is expected to miss at least 8 weeks, according to a source.

Lawrence underwent X-rays after being injured in practice Tuesday evening.

The second-round pick went down to the ground and grabbed his right foot during a drill against left tackle Tyron Smith, and Lawrence had to be carted off the field.

Asked after practice if he was concerned, owner Jerry Jones said: "I want to see the X-ray. But the answer would be yes. Hopefully, it will be OK."

Said defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli: "You don't like to see that. You wait and see what it is, but a guy goes down for a little bit, it's not good. But you just have to go on. It's next man up."

The Cowboys traded up in the draft to get Lawrence, who had been expected to fill the Cowboys' void at defensive end after DeMarcus Ware went to the Broncos. He stated lofty expectations for his rookie season, as well, saying he'd like to have at least 10 sacks.

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