Cowboys rookie DE Lawrence out 2 months with broken foot

OXNARD, Calif. — Rookie defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence – labeled a "quarterback hunter" by the Cowboys when they traded up for him in the second round of this spring’s NFL Draft – is expected to miss at least two months with what sources confirm is a fractured right foot.

Lawrence, the Boise State product who’d set a lofty personal goal of 10 sacks this season, sustained the injury in a one-on-drill against Pro Bowl left tackle Tyron Smith in individual drills.

Lawrence, despite his promise, was working as the second-team right defensive end. Veteran newcomer Jeremy Mincey may have secured that job now, with versatile swing man Tyrone Crawford also in the mix.